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Kazi Szymanski – 6 Years On!


Evo has caught up with the “Starlet Express” from 2015 to find out his plans for 2021.

After a year on the pro circuit, Kazi was unfortunately released by Glamorgan CCC at the end of 2019, despite much success in the shorter formats of the game for their 2nd XI.

Kazi’s hopes of combining university studies with playing cricket at the highest possible level came to a shuddering halt like most things thanks to Covid19.

Initially Kazi was going to play his club cricket for Swansea CC last season on their famous St Helens ground (more later). Instead he made an occasional appearance back at The Rec in the unique season.

Covid19 permitting. Kazi’s plans for 2021 are to play for Swansea CC and Wales National Counties with the goal of trying to obtain another first class contract. Other options in the mix are a return to Australia (if they ever open their borders again) and / or qualify as a financial advisor.

Kazi wishes everyone at The Rec the best for 2021 and will return to play for Torquay CC one day, but the lure of Premier League is currently too great especially with his goal, of a second crack of breaking into the 1st class game.

For those though who want to follow Kazi (Covid19 permitting) the necessary links are: 

https://swansea.play-cricket.com/ 

http://walesnc.play-cricket.com/

Returning to the St Helens ground. Most of us know of a certain six sixes in an over in 1968. However, in 1973 the ground held an ODI between England and New Zealand, some 26 years before Sophia Gardens did! Opening the batting for New Zealand that day was Rodney Redmond whose son Aaron had a season with Exeter before a brief test match career. Now for the link to Torquay CC. Two of the Kiwis, Richard Collinge and Bev Congdon were also in the national side which, lost to the Minor Counties at The Rec in 1978!

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