Falcons sign Fletcher for Vitality Blast

Thursday 6th June 2024

Derbyshire Falcons have signed New Zealand batter, Cam Fletcher, for 11 Vitality Blast fixtures, starting with tomorrow’s East Midlands Derby.

A big-hitting batter, Fletcher has scored almost 2,000 T20 runs in his career, with 11 half-centuries at a strike-rate of 131.14. He featured in three T20 fixtures for Glamorgan last season, scoring one half-century.

He was a part of the Auckland Aces side which won the 2023-24 Super Smash, with Fletcher scoring 180 runs across six innings.

The 31-year-old will be available for 11 Vitality Blast matches, with his first set to be the East Midlands Derby against Notts Outlaws at The County Ground this Friday night.

Fletcher joins the Falcons as a replacement for fast bowler, Blair Tickner, who will return to New Zealand for family reasons.

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said: “We’ve moved quickly to secure a powerful batter in Cam Fletcher, he’s a very exciting player who will add even more firepower to our batting lineup.

“He has played in the Vitality Blast before and will give us another option, as we go into a really intense block of fixtures.”

Fletcher added: “I’m looking forward to joining Derbyshire Falcons, the Vitality Blast is an exciting competition and I can’t wait to get started.

“Mickey Arthur is a world-class coach and the opportunity to work with him is one I’m very excited about.”

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