McClenaghan’s back in the fold for county T20
Middlesex chief happy to see New Zealand batsman return
MIDDLESEX have signed New Zealand pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan as their second overseas player for limited overs competitions.
The 29-year-old could also feature in the County Championship if needs require and will link up after the Indian Premier League concludes.
The left arm paceman represented Middlesex in last season’s NatWest T20 Blast competition and in just four matches picked up eight wickets, at an average of only 13 with an economy rate of less than seven.
His best bowling performance was 3/24 which came against Sussex at Lord’s.
Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s managing director of cricket, said: “I am delighted to have Mitchell REECE Butler was the hat-trick hero for West Drayton Explorers U10s at the weekend.
Butler plundered three goals in a 6-2 win away at Royal Windsor as Jake Pickett weighed in with two and Ranvier Jamgotre got the other.
There was another trip to Berkshire for the U7s Reds as they recorded a comprehensive 9-2 triumph over Windsor Owls.
Harry Macfayden scooped the man of the match award for his three-goal salvo while Cairo Jones (2), Dominic Goncalves (2), Gabriel Dickson and Aleks back playing T20 cricket for Middlesex this summer. He made a really positive impression on BODYBUILDER Shawn Rhoden and professional bodybuilding coach Chris Aceto will be the big names present at a seminar meet and greet session in Norwood on Saturday.
Rhoden came third in the Mr Olympia bodybuilding competition and will join Aceto on their first UK tour thanks to XC Promotions.
Rhoden narrowly missed out on the Mr Olympia title last time out and is a true contender this year myself and everyone at the club in 2015.”
“He will join us after the IPL Kovalenko completed the scoring.
Elsewhere, West Drayton Youth FC U9s hit six in the snow to beat Hanwell Blacks U9s.
Two goals from Georgie Mee sent them in ahead at the break before a powerful header from Harkeerat Singh and a first league goal from Grace Grantham made it four.
Mee completed his hat-trick and Takunda Dun took the score to 6-0 before the battling Hanwell players rallied to pull two goals back at the end. Liam Dines, Soroush Hafiz, Nazim Naz, Kai Chander, George Ireland and Karim Gurragh made up the rest of the team.
The U7s were 7-3 winners over Hillingdon Abbots, hat-trick hero Jay Balkhu leading the way ahead of Bailey Garvin with two and Lucas White and Milad Yakinya with one each.
Youth thanks to his near perfect body symmetry. He also won the Arnold Europe competition in 2012 and the 2014 Australian Bodybuilding Grand Prix.
Aceto is an expert in nutrition and body transformation after 30 years of experience and works with professional athletes to help prepare them for competition.
The seminar includes a question and answer session and will begin at 4pm. Tickets cost £20, including a Fit Fuel meal and a Scitec goody bag. and be available to play in at least 12 of our group matches. He is also available to play Royal London One Day Cup and County Championship cricket if needs require.”
“Mitchell gets modern limited over cricket, its mood, its uncertainty, its ups and downs and the fact a bowler needs to be deliberately unpredictable.
“He has the skills and mindset to be constantly competitive in these forms of the game. Mitchell makes things happen when he bowls and has an outstanding record in both 50 and 20 over cricket.”
Internationally McClenaghan has represented the Black Caps on almost sixty occasions and has more than 100 international, T20 and ODI wickets to his name.
He is the second New Zealander to join the county for the season after Middlesex announced the signing of Brendon McCullum before Christmas.
U14s progressed into the semi-finals of the Middlesex County Cup with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Edmonton Rangers. They are now just one game away from their first appearance in a final, having come back from 2-1 down to knock out the Rangers.
n POSITIVE IMPRESSION: Mitchell McClenaghan in action for New Zealand
Photo by Getty Images
n CONTENDER: Shawn Rhoden