Morrinsville-Piako is pleased to announce the signing of Derbyshire 2nd XI, and Liverpool League batter Sam Kershaw for its 2022/23 Waikato Valley Cricket campaign.

Kershaw is an exceptional top-order batter playing for Rainhall Cricket Club in the Liverpool and District Competition.

Throughout his youth, Kershaw learned his trade playing for Lancashire, playing and skippering the County age-group sides (U14s to U19s).

Kershaw’s career started to take off in 2016 following a move to his current club, Rainhill. Over the following two seasons, he racked up 1,939 runs at 37 for the club. He remains an integral, and key performer for the Liverpool outfit with a further 395 runs at 35.91 this summer.

The run machine has also spent several prolific winters abroad, both in Australia (Kyabram Fire Brigade, Shepparton), and New Zealand (Geyser City).

Kershaw, who has also enjoyed Derbyshire 2nd XI honours, is set to return to New Zealand this winter, having recently signed with Morrinsville-Piako Cricket Club for their Waikato Valley campaign.