Cuckfield have signed SA Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers opener Jake Weatherald for their 2019 Sussex League campaign.
Weatherald, 24, has a reputation as one of the hottest batting prospects in Australia.
He has set domestic cricket alight since his first-class debut for South Australia in February 2016. Weatherald scored a match-winning century (70-ball 115) in the Big Bash Final in February 2018.
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The explosive left-handed opening batsman has been one of the most dominant batsmen, in all formats, in Australia since his debut 2015/16 season. In first-class cricket, he boasts tallies of 270 runs at 38.57 (2015/16), 634 runs at 31.70 (2016/17), 765 runs at 38.25 (2017/18).
However, it’s perhaps in white ball cricket where he’s been most prolific with 284 runs at 47.33 (2016/17), 337 runs at 42.12 (2017/18) and 261 runs at 52.20 (2018/19) in Australia’s One-Day Cup.
He has already scored eight centuries across the three formats and has a List A average in the high-40s (4x100s, 3x50s).
Weatherald follows in the footsteps of Sam Whiteman, Jeet Raval, Keshav Maharaj, SJ Erwee, Will Somerville and Jordan Silk, to name but a few of Cuckfield’s signings over the years.
Cuckfield 1st XI Captain Josh Hayward told Cricx.com: “Jake’s record clearly speaks for itself, he will be one of the best players in the league and I’m really stoked.”