Nagaland cricketer Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer has signed with UK-based cricket club, Morecambe CC, for the 2021 season. Jonathan, 34, is an all-round, right-hand batsman and medium-pacer from Akhoya village in Nagaland’s Mokokchung district.
Confirming the signing with the Nagaland cricketer, Morecambe Cricket Club wrote on its website: “Morecambe CC are pleased to announce the signing of a new professional Rongsen Jonathan for the 2021 season.”
“Rongsen, an experienced batsman who can bowl off-spin, currently plays for Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy, and will join MCC as a replacement for Mitchel Van Buuren,” it said.
Morecambe Cricket Club was founded in 1889, and is one of the oldest English cricket clubs in Lancashire.
Nagaland deputy chief minister Y. Patton took to Twitter to congratulate the cricketer. He wrote, “Congratulations to Mr Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer, skipper of Nagaland cricket team and an inspiration to many, on joining Morecambe Cricket Club! We’re immensely proud and look forward to seeing him in action. My best wishes to him on the new responsibility!”
Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer was born on October 4, 1986, and made his first-class debut for the Railways in the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy on December 6, 2013.
Ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, he transferred from Railways to Nagaland cricket team. He scored a century in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Nagaland and Manipur.