Royton can now reveal their new overseas pro for their 2024 GMCL campaign, namely Indian all-round sensation Dikshanshu Negi.

Negi is a genuine all-rounder in every sense of the word. An explosive batter in the top-order who bowls leg-spin and off-spin to right, and left-handers, respectively.

Recommended by CricX star Jay Bista, who he plays alongside at Uttarakhand, Negi has impressed in his two seasons of professional cricket to date.

A latecomer to the domestic game, Negi made his State debut a month prior to his 30th birthday. He made up for lost time, hitting the most runs for Uttarakhand during the 2019/20 Ranji Trophy campaign.

Roll on 2020/21, and he was a stand-out performer in both white-ball formats, particularly the Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) where he averaged 42.33, and 18.90 with bat and ball respectively. His exploits culminated with selection by the Mumbai Indians for the 2021 IPL, acting as a support player.

Last summer, he continued to shine with batting averages of 31.00, 80.33, and 35.50 across the three formats. He now boasts tremendous averages in domestic cricket with both bat and ball.

The talented Uttarakhand star is a high-class performer who spent the 2023 season plying his trade in the strong Devon Premier League. He absolutely dominated the league, guiding his Sandford side to the Premiership courtesy of topping the batting (810 runs at 67.50), and bowling (43 wickets at 9.21) charts, respectively.

Looking ahead to next season, Negi is now set for new pastures having signed with Royton for their 2024 Greater Manchester Cricket League campaign.