Nelson Cricket Club have signed South African all rounder Keshav Maharaj as their professional for the 2015 season.
Maharaj is a 24-year-old left arm spinning all rounder from Durban who plays for The Dolphins franchise and Kwazulu-Natal.
From 55 first class games Keshav has 1,321 runs at an average of 22.38 with a highest score of 114 not out. He has also picked up 178 wickets at 25.71 with match best figures of 9-71. Maharaj has recently returned from India where he was part of the Dolphins side who played in the T20 Champions League. Maharaj has also represented South Africa at academy and A team level.
Maharaj has had previous league experience playing for Cuckfield in the Sussex Premier League.
Club chairman David Heap said: “We are pleased to have secured the services of Keshav for the 2015 season. He has previous UK league experience and proven ability with both ball and bat. We would also like to thank Ryan Canning who supported Nelson Cricket Club brilliantly as our professional both on and off the field during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.”
Nelson Cricket Club will be holding its New Years Eve celebrations at Seedhill on Wednesday, December 31st, from 8pm. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Benny. Tickets are available at £5 and can be obtained from the club or by calling 01282 614810.