UNHERALDED Matabeleland Tuskers cricket player Ernest Masuku has joined England’s Dukinfield Cricket Club on a five-month contract.
The 26-year-old Masuku, a former Milton and Njube High pupil, has been on the Bulawayo Metropolitan first class side ranks since 2011.
“I’m very excited to be over here. This means a lot on my career. It’s not easy to get an overseas club especially when you are from Zimbabwe,” said an elated Masuku in an interview with B-Metro from Manchester, England.
Dukinfield Cricket Club play in Division One of the Greater Manchester League and the club runs two Saturday adults teams with various juniors side at Under 9, 11, 13, 15 and 18. The club is ECB Clubmark accredited, which is awarded to cricket clubs by the England and Wales Cricket Board when the cricket club is able to demonstrate that it meets the ECB Clubmark criteria across four areas. These are duty of care and safeguarding children, the cricket programme the club offers, sports equity and ethics and club management.
With regards to junior cricket the club provides opportunities for young people (boys and girls) of all ages and abilities to receive coaching and competition in cricket.