Surrey’s Will Jacks excited by Big Bash League challenge

Will Jacks will play for Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League.

The 21-year-old Surrey all-rounder was named Vitality Blast Player of the Year as the South Londoners reached the final this year.

Jacks will be working again with former Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto, who is assistant coach at the Tasmanian club.

Surrey have other first-teamers set to play in the Big Bash League, which is a Twenty20 competition, in the shape of Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers) and Jason Roy (Perth Scorchers).

Jacks played a big part in Surrey’s progress in the Vitality Blast. He scored 309 runs from 12 innings and took 13 wickets from 32.2 overs as they won nine consecutive matches in the competition.

Jacks said: “I am incredibly excited about joining the Hurricanes. I’ve heard from other English players how good the Big Bash is and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.

“We managed to reach the final of the T20 Blast at home this summer, so I’m looking forward to hopefully going one step further with Hobart. I know Diva very well from his time with Surrey, so I’m excited to work with him and head coach Adam Griffith.”

Morne Morkel has confirmed his exit from Surrey.

The 36-year-old had spent three seasons at The Kia Oval and took 59 wickets at an average of 14.32 when they won the County Championship in 2018.

Johann Myburgh (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

South East Stars have appointed Johann Myburgh as their first ever permanent regional head coach as preparations continue for the 2021 season.

He fills the role which was covered on an interim basis by Jonathan Batty during this year’s inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

South East Stars cover Kent and Surrey in the ECB’s regional structure.

Myburgh said: “It’s an exciting time to be involved in women’s cricket and I can’t wait to get started.”


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