Shenley Village is delighted to announce the signing of Australian domestic star Matthew Kuhnemann for their 2022 Hertfordshire League campaign.

State & BBL star

Kuhnemann is a left-arm spinner who has excelled for both Queensland and Brisbane Heat in recent years.

A former Australian Under-19 player, he made his List A debut for a Cricket Australia XI in the 2017/18 JLT One-Day Cup (Oct 2017) having previously been on a Queensland Bulls Rookie Contract (2016/17-17/18). The following summer he was picked up by Brisbane Heat for the Big Bash League.

From Grade to State cricket

After yet another dominant Grade season for his beloved Gold Coast Dolphins, he was finally rewarded with a first-class debut for Queensland during their 2020/21 Sheffield Shield campaign.

Roll on October 2021, and he would take his maiden 10-wicket match haul, with figures of 5-60 and 5-107 against Tasmania to throw his name into Ashes contention. Whilst he was not picked, many followers believe Kuhnemann has what it takes to play international cricket.

Success abroad…

For now, though, the left-arm tweaker aims to continue his wicket-taking spree in domestic cricket, before embarking on a UK return following his maiden stint for Bishops’ Stortford back in 2016, where he finished second on the Hertfordshire Premier League wicket charts (36 wickets at 15.56).

Whilst known for his left-arm spin, he is a handy batter who has been a steady run-maker for the Dolphins in Grade cricket, averaging 39 (2017/18), 20.60 (2020/21) in recent years.

Herts League return in 2022

Kuhnemann is set to play for Shenley Village where he hopes to help guide them to Hertfordshire League promotion this summer.