Cricket club Mashonaland Eagles has added two more foreign players to beef up their squad for the new season which gets underway next month.
NewsDay can exclusively reveal that the Logan Cup defending champions have acquired the signatures of right-handed batsman Charles Edward Shreck and opening batsman Nick Compton.
Both players are currently playing club cricket in England.
Hugo Ribatika, Eagles chief executive officer, confirmed his club had signed the two players to consolidate the team as the gruelling cricket season nears.
“We had some challenges last season with our opening batsmen so we are consolidating that area. We also saw the need to beef up our bowling and we think Shreck can do us a wonderful job. Those additions could put us in a steady position,” said Ribatika.
Shreck is an English professional county all-rounder who has also played first-class cricket in New Zealand. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played for Nottinghamshire since 2003, having featured for Cornwall.
Compton (28) established himself in 2006 with a string of some big scores which included five centuries, and was capped by his country in that season.
He was selected to tour with the England A team in Bangladesh in 2006-07. Compton’s highest score in a first-class match stands at 92, a figure he achieved playing against the Bangladesh A team.