A NEW Professional signing has been announced for Netherfield Cricket Club ahead of 2022 season.

The club has confirmed the signing of Indian top order batsman Ashutosh Singh as their new Professional.

Singh who is also an off-break spin bowler comes to Parkside Road with an impressive CV following his exploits in India, for what will be his first-time playing cricket in the United Kingdom.

Singh is a dynamic batsman currently playing first class cricket in India for Chhatisgarh state side.

A proven performer at first class level with four hundred and six fifties to his name to date at a healthy average over 30.

He has also performed well at the one-day format averaging just short of 40.

At club level Ashutosh is a more than capable off break bowler and has taken some very important wickets in the shorter first-class formats.

In the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy he was the leading run scorer for Chhattisgarh with 467 runs in just six matches.

In July 2018 he was named in the squad for the India Red for the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy.

He was also the leading run scorer for his state in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 211 runs in six matches.

Asutosh who will be joining in time for the opening day of the season expressed his delight in signing for Netherfield Cricket Club in an exclusive interview with The Kendal & District Sports Review.

Asutosh said: “I am really pleased to have been signed by Netherfield Cricket Club, I have heard about the club as well as the facilities and it’s wonderful to be part of it all.

“However, I really want to explore my capabilities as a Professional and grow as a cricketer, and I am keen to take on the challenges of playing in different conditions.

“My overall aim is to put up some wonderful performances and help the club win a trophy and I am hoping for an excellent first season during 2022.”

The Club have also confirmed that Matt Jackson takes over the club captaincy, where he replaces Ben Barrow, while Dan Bernet is the new vice-captain.

Josh Charles becomes the second team captain with Robbie Dwyer as the vice-captain while Steve Wilson retains the third team captaincy.

News over the fourth team will be confirmed in due course as the club continue to prepare for what they hope will be a good season.