CricX are excited to announce VTCA side St Albans Cricket Club  signing of Nils Priestley for their upcoming 2023/24 campaign.

The Englishman is a hard hitting left handed top order batsman and also front line left arm finger spinner. Priestley was previously contracted with Derbyshire and has previously played 4 List A games in recent years and is now starring for Staffordshire County Cricket Club as they recently won the NCCA T20 Comp, where the left hander hammered 397 runs at an average of nearly 70.

The left hander lit up Finals days with an unbeaten 147 off 66 balls in the semi final against Berkshire, before a match winning 57 and 4 for 27 in the final against Cornwall.

At club level the all-rounder plays for the famous Swarkstone Cricket Club in the famous ECB Derbyshire Premier League, where he has been starring for s number of years with both bat and ball outside of his county commitments.

In the last 2 years he has racked up over 1200 runs (They won the ECB Premier League in 2022) and take over 60 wickets for the 1st XI side, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the country without a First Class contract.

We wish Nils and everyone at St Albans all the best for their upcoming season.