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Est. 1837

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Kelly Smuts Returns in 2020!


Kelly Smuts - TCC Pro 2020

A familiar face is set to return to Centre Vale next year.....

Todmorden CC is delighted to announce the signing and return of Kelly Smuts as professional for the 2020 season. 

As soon as Kelly made it clear he wanted to return the club, he was our number one choice. A hard hitting, seam bowling all-rounder, Kelly is hoping to build on the 2017 season he spent with us where he scored over 900 runs and took the best part of 50 wickets. That season he also broke the Lancashire League record for the highest individual score when he made 211 off 139 deliveries vs Enfield . The record was previously held by ex-Australian captain, Michael Clarke.

On capturing his signature, Kelly had to add "I am really happy to have re-signed for Tod. It was an easy decision for my wife and I as we loved our time with the club a few years ago. Both of us are excited to come over and I’m really keen to contributing for the club in our aim of winning a trophy."

Todmorden CC Chairman, Lee Pearson, said ‘We are extremely pleased to secure Kelly Smuts as our professional for the forthcoming season, his all round contributions were immense in 2017 and I have no doubt he will be equally impressive on and off the field in 2020.’

We look forward to welcoming Kelly, Sarah and their young family back to Todmorden in April.