6 months ago
By Chris Pike
NEW ZEALAND cricketer Henry Cameron (31) is the latest player to help swell the ranks of Scott Kelsey’s 1stXI down at Pixham Lane.
Dorking Cricket Club have gained recent local success in the last 3 years by earning back to back promotions to enter the ‘Travelbag Surrey Championship’ Division 2, a feat they haven’t reached since the summer of 2004.
Cameron who has the potential to feature in both the top order of the batting attack, can also cause trouble for the oppositions batsmen with his trademark leg breakers, the all-rounder who played representative cricket in New Zealand before moving to Australia, has since played a starring role for St Peters Old Collegians in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association (SPOCCC). Highlights with SPOCCC include his 2 hundreds (163 and 131*) amongst his 600 plus runs averaging just shy of 40, in addition to 20+ wickets, at the point of going to press.
Cameron, who represented Central Districts through the age-groups, skippered the Under-19s at the National Tournament in 2004, has also played Minor Association cricket for Wairarapa (2002-15), skippering in 2013 and 2015, and Waikato Valley (2014).
Cameron has enjoyed playing two seasons in England, most recently for Penzance down in Cornwall in 2009. Cameron arrives back in the UK to join the DCC 1stXI at an exciting time with many hopes for the team. With a Level 2 coach qualification, it is hoped he will be able to pass on some of his success by coaching the growing colts section at DCC