Friday, 27 March 2020

The Imperial Lions franchise welcome the talented Wesley Marshall, the 26-year old is a top-order batsman born in Kempton Park.

Marshall made his T20 debut for his senior-provincial side, Easterns cricket in 2013 and a First-Class and List-A debut followed in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The top-order batsman is capable across all three formats of the game. He was leading run-scorer for Easterns in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons of the CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup as well as Leading scorer for his union in the CSA One Day Provincial Challenge for the 2018/2019 season. Scored 100 runs on his franchise debut against the Cobras.

Marshall was one of the outstanding players in the recent CSA T20 Challenge as he was part of the Easterns side that won the 2019-2020 trophy where he contributed with a well-played knock of 87 in the final.

Marshall played franchise cricket for cross town rivals, the Momentum Multiply Titans where he scored a first-class half century for his would-be franchise the Imperial Lions the last time the two sides met at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium.

His exploits were finally rewarded has he received a call-up to represent the Durban Heat in the recently concluded Mzansi Super League second edition.

Wesley Marshall of the Durban Heat during the 2019 Mzansi Super League game between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Durban Heat at St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth on 23 November 2019 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

“I remember watching games at the Wanderers stadium with my Mom, Dad and Brothers as a child and dreaming of playing there one day, so to now call it home is a special feeling and I look forward to being part of and contributing to this successful franchise. Thank you to all that has contributed to my development over the years.” said Wesley Marshall.

Major teams: Titans, Easterns, Durban Heat

Playing style:

Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting Statistics

Format matches innings Not Outs Runs Highest Score Avg S/R 50’s 100’s
1st Class 2014- 57 102 4 3873 201* 39.52 68.69 26 6
List A 2015- 36 35 0 1228 105 35.08 89.05 10 1
T20 2013- 28 27 1 728 87 28.00 146.47 5 0

Bowling Statistics

Format matches innings Balls Runs Wickets BB Econ Avg S/R 4 Wkts 5 wkts
1st Class 2014- 57 10 133 88 2 1/0 3.96 44.00 66.5 0 0
List A 2015- 36 1 18 19 0 6.33 0 0
T20 2013- 28