The Lions franchise have welcomed 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 Titans where he scored a first-class half century for his would-be franchise the Lions the last time the two sides met at the 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.
‘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 Marshall.
Photo: Gallo Images