Sandwich Town has confirmed the re-signing of Canterbury wicket-keeper batsman Cam Fletcher for their 2020 Kent League campaign.
Fletcher is an exciting wicket-keeper batsman playing for Canterbury and currently pushing national honours. Since his first-class / List A debut’s in February 2013, Fletcher has played over 150 matches across the three formats, where he has excelled.
He has scored over 3,500 with an average in excess of 30 in these matches and his stocks continue to rise after two barnstorming seasons in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
During the former, Fletcher was Canterbury’s “Player of the Year”, “Batsman of the Year” and “Player’s Player of the Year” courtesy of his run-scoring exploits, in first-class (506 runs at 31.62) and T20 (275 runs at 68.75) in-particular.
Last summer, Fletcher continued to impress, striking two hundred’s in first-class cricket, to include a century for New Zealand A against the touring Indian A side in November 2018, to finish with 517 runs at 47.
He also belted 228 runs at 38 and 168 runs at 38 in the Ford Trophy (List A) and Super Smash (T20) competitions, respectively.
Pushing for national honours
The talented Canterbury star is now looking to push for Blackcaps honours, but with the likes of incumbents BJ Watling and Tom Latham alongside recent NZ debutants, Tim Seifert and Tom Blundell, he faces stiff competition. That said, given his success with the bat in recent years, Fletcher may give the Blackcaps a nudge with the bat, if he continues his fine form.
Kent return in 2020
For now, though, he is keen to continue his purple patch for Canterbury this summer, before returning to Kent for his second stint with Sandwich Town in 2020.