March Town Cricket Club land overseas ‘coup’ by signing former Australia Under-19s spinner

FORMER Australia Under-19s spinner Ryan Meyer has signed for March Town Cricket Club as their overseas player for the 2012 season.

Meyer, who currently plays first grade cricket for the Gold Coast Scorchers in Brisbane, Australia, will join up with his new team-mates at The Avenue in April.

The 21-year-old left-arm wrist spinner, who is also a useful middle order batsman, will replace 2011 overseas all-rounder Matt Wilcox, who is struggling with injury.

Captain Chris Ringham said: “It could be a massive signing for us. He describes himself as a middle to lower order batsman but that’s in Australian first grade cricket. Wilcox played second grade cricket and look what he did.

“He’s also a left arm wrist spinner, which is something completely different. Spin picks up a lot of wickets in our league and I wouldn’t have thought those spinners would be anywhere close to the Australian Under-19s squad!

“It’s a bit of a coup.”

Meanwhile, Wisbech Town Cricket Club look to have secured their own Australian star.

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The club have moved to sign seamer and middle-order batsman Adam Meads, who currently plays for Byron Bay.

Captain James Williams said: “He sounds very keen on coming over. He’s a qualified coach and he wants to get stuck in for the club. That’s the sort of person we want.”