Other stats:First Class debut for Sussex: Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, July 21-24, 2014 List A debut for Sussex: Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Horsham, July 27, 2014 Twenty20 debut for Sussex: Sussex v Kent at Hove, July 11, 2014 Test Debut: n/a ODI Debut: n/a International T20 Debut: n/a Cricket Info: View info
Sussex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of batsman Craig Cachopa on a two-year contract, which will see him stay at Hove until the end of the 2016 season.
The 22 year-old arrives at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground after being on trial with the Second Eleven for the past two months, and has played the last two NatWest T20 Blast matches for Sussex, having made his debut against Kent last Friday.
The former New Zealand Under-19’s captain was born in South Africa but qualifies as a non-overseas signing as he holds a Portuguese passport.
He averages over 50 in first-class cricket, having made 21 appearances for Auckland scoring nearly 1,700 runs in the process, hitting his highest score of 203 in February.
More recently he has hit centuries in both the Championship and 50-over Trophy format for Sussex’s Second Eleven.
Cachopa said of his move to Sussex, “I’m really happy to have signed here at such a historic club and this is a fantastic opportunity for me.
“I played with Chris Nash and Luke Wright in New Zealand and when I came over to the UK to play club cricket, they suggested I joined up with the second eleven.
“That gave me the chance to get to know the club and I’m absolutely thrilled to be offered a contract.”