First team to announce their contracts for the 2013/14 season are the Knights.
- Two of the most talented young batsmen in the country Rilee Rossouw & Reeza Hendricks have signed new 2 year deals
- Morne Van Wyk (Dolphins) & Ryan Bailey (Warriors) have been released to join different franchises
- 5 new players contracted but have played for Knights in Gihahn Cloete (previously a rookie), Rudi Second, Pite Van Biljon, Michael Erlank (previously a rookie) & Romano Terblanche
- Two new rookies in Diego Rosier & Tumi Masekela
Surprised no Corne Dry but expect him to get games still.
KNIGHTS CONTRACTED SQUAD
CSA Contracted: Dean Elgar & Ryan McLaren
Batsmen: R.Hendricks, Cloete, Rossouw, Pienaar, Van Biljon, Rosier (rookie), Erlank
Spin: Coetsee, Boje
Seam: van der Wath (c), du Preez, Friend, Siboto, van Schalkwyk, Masekela (rookie)
Last edited by SeamUp; 18-04-2013 at 08:10 AM.
So the tension between Hashim and KZNCU/Dolphins was true then. Amla leaves the Dolphins and joins the Cobras.
Hashim Amla will continue his domestic career with the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras after deciding to end his association with the Sunfoil Dolphins, the Proteas batsman announced in a statement on Monday.
Amla, who attended Durban Boys High, had spent his entire domestic career with the Durban-based Dolphins after making his first-class debut during the 1999/2000 season. He also captained the franchise for a season before giving up the job to concentrate on his batting.
The 30-year-old Amla will join the Cape Cobras with immediate effect but said that the decision to move had not been an easy one.
“I must stress that this was a difficult decision for me. I have always considered myself a Durban boy and know that I will dearly miss the support of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) fans during the domestic games. Although I may not have played a lot of domestic cricket in recent years due to my national team commitments, it is this tremendous support of the fans at KZN that I will remember and cherish the most,” he said in a statement.
“I have decided to pursue my domestic career with the Cape Cobras, and I am looking forward to joining a team that has as rich a tradition as the Dolphins. I’m extremely excited about the future and look forward to making many new friends and colleagues in the Western Cape, whilst enjoying the game of cricket,” he added.
Jesse Chellan, the Dolphins’ chief executive said that Amla would always be a part of cricket in KZN.
“We wish Hashim well for the rest of his career. He will always be a product of KZN and he will always be a Durban boy,” Chellan told supersport.com.
Amla has established himself as one of the world’s best batsman during his career and, despite not playing much franchise cricket recently because of national commitments he was the Dolphins’ star player and his loss will be keenly felt by the KwaZulu-Natal franchise.
Amla, as a nationally-contracted player, is able to play for any franchise of his choosing without having to break a contract with his original franchise.
Some interesting stuff. There was the possibility of CSA Contracted players Faf du Plessis, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell & Morne Morkel all joining the Cobras as well. But Parnell and McLaren will stay put and Faf and Morne will still play for the Titans but just move to Cape Town.
Also, Cobras batsman, Qaasim Adams, has left the Cobras for the Titans on a 2-year contract.
Some interesting views from KZN cricket legends Mike Procter, Errol Stewart and Pat Symcox on Amla's move - Klusener & Rhodes couldn't be contacted and SA Chief Selector Andrew hudson declined to comment.
Errol Stewart“He is the best player in the world and with Dolphins cricket at such low ebb at the moment one would imagine that the administrators would do everything possible to dissuade him from leaving. It’s so sad to hear that he is going to Cape Town.
“He is born and bred in Durban. I don’t know the reasons but whatever they are there should have been some compromise. I know Hashim as a level-headed young cricketer and he would have been able to work through things but what went on between him at the cricket headquarters at Kingsmead is unknown.”
Pat Symcox“What! You’ve got to be kidding,” was Stewart’s first reaction to the news. “I’m shocked, surprised – what else can I say? He is a Durban boy, educated here and has everything going for him in this province.
“He is the best batsman in the world and should be playing here even though he does not get that many opportunities to do so because of his international commitments.
“It’s a great loss to the Dolphins because his presence at anyone of their games gives the team that semblance of balance and he is a guy to have in your team. He is the No 1 Test and One-Day International batsman in the world. I don’t know the reasons. I presume it’s personal and not cricketing issues.
“You must be pulling my leg.”
But when he was told that it was the case, he asked: “How could KwaZulu-Natal possibly let him go? Some 30-40 years ago when Barry Richards said he was going to leave Natal those in administration formed the Kingsmead Mynahs, raised money to keep him here.
“Now I hear that Hashim has gone. He’s an icon – every young kid looks up to him.
“I’m just shocked at what has happened. There must be an inquiry. Someone must be held responsible for KwaZulu-Natal losing an iconic sportsman, whom everyone looks up to and respects.”
Club Champs started yesterday in Pretoria and this champion is still showing his love for the game at 37 and playing for Old Edwardians
Other franchise and top young talented provincial cricketers are also playing like Lizaad Williams (Maties-Boland), Solo Nqweni, Simon Harmer, Anrich Nortje (all NMMU-EP), Diego Rosier (St Patricks-Griquas), Vaughn Van Jaarsveld & Mthokozisi Shezi (Crusaders- KZN), Corne Dry (Kovsies- FS), Rassie van der Dussen (Pukke- NW), Stephen Cook, Devon Conway, Neil McKenzie (Old Eds, Gauteng) & Francois Le Clus (Tukkies, Northerns)
Tukkies ended up winning, beating NMMU in the final. Two universities.
Player of the tournament was batsman, Rassie Van der Dussen of PUKKE. Watch this space with him. One of the products of the provincial system and worked hard for years to finally get a franchise contract at the Lions. Looked real classy when I saw him get his Lions debut. A player to watch for the new season.
A 28-man u19 squad has been chosen for a training camp in Pretoria in preparation for next years u19 CWC in UAE.
HAYES VAN DER BERG (19) batting AR
JASON SMITH (19) - batting AR
CLYDE FORTUIN (18) - W/K Batsman
ZUBAYR HAMZA (18) - middler order bat
DAYYAAN GALIEM (16) - bowling AR
JUSTIN DILL (19) - bowler
LLOYD BROWN (18) - middle order bat
BRYDON CARSE (18) - batting AR
JJ HEUNIS (17) - middle order bat
ONKE NYAKU (19) - bowling AR
NGAZI SIGWILI (18) - bowler
SIBONELO MAKHANYA (17) - middle order bat
ANDILE PHEHLUKWAYO (17) - bowling AR
NHLAKANIPO MADWE (18) - bowler
GREGORY OLDFIELD (18) - middle order bat
SOHAIL MAHMOUD (17) - leg spinner
LUNGI NGIDI (17) - bowler
SINE NTSHONA (18) - top order bat/spinner
GM BRUWER (18) - top order bat
PATRICK KRUGER (18) - batting AR
RYAN RICKELTON (17) - top order bat
YASEEN VALLI (18) - top order bat/spin
BRADLEY DIAL (18) - middle order bat
KAGISO RABADA (18) - bowler
AIDEN MARKRAM (19) - top order bat
TIAAN KOEKEMOER (19) - top order bat
LEUS DU PLOOY (18) - top order bat
CORBIN BOSCH (19) - bowler
The contract process for the 2013/14 season has been completed and the Chairman of the Selection Committee of Cricket Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd today announced the contracted squad for the 2013/14 season.
There are two new contracted players – 19 year old Solomzi Nqweni from Port Elizabeth and former Knights batsman Ryan Bailey. Nqweni attended Grey High School and has played EP U19, SA U19 and EP provincial cricket. He is a right medium/fast bowler who is currently at the EP Cricket Academy.
30 year old Ryan Bailey has extensive experience having played 97 First-class ,103 Limited over and 60 T20 matches. Bailey is currently overseas playing club cricket and will return to set up home in Port Elizabeth in September.
Also contracted by the franchise are Rusty Theron and Ashwell Prince who are no longer contracted by Cricket South Africa.
The full contracted list is as follows:
Batsmen: Davy Jacobs (w/k) (31), Michael Price (32), Christiaan Jonker (27), Ashwell Prince (36), Jon-Jon Smuts (25), Ryan Bailey (31), Kelly Smuts (23), Craig Thyssen (29), Colin Ackermann (22), Vuyisa Makhaphela (27)
Keeper: Athi Dyili (29)
Spin: Simon Harmer (24)
Seamers: Rusty Theron (28), Andrew Birch (28), Aya Gqamane (24), Gurshwin Rabie (30), Basheer Walters (27), Solo Nqweni (20)
CSA contracted players Colin Ingram and Wayne Parnell will be available to the Chevrolet Warriors.
Coach Piet Botha’s contracted has also been extended for a further 2 years.
“It is refreshing to see that the majority of the squad are made up of talented young players and based on some good performances by some of the younger players this past season I am very confident that the new squad will lead the franchise to challenge for some trophies over the next two years” said Botha.
NATIONAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE 2012/2013 SEASON:
■Vaughn Van Jaarsveld
SA Hong Kong 6’s
Commenting on the squad, Lance Klusener, Sunfoil Dolphins coach said, “I am looking forward to working with the team. I believe this is a young and talented squad that has the potential to get KZN back to the top of domestic cricket”.
KZN Cricket (Pty) Ltd CEO, Jesse Chellan commented, “We have retained the vast majority of our Sunfoil Dolphins contracted players from last season, with the loss of Ahmed Amla and Dane Paterson.
Although our results have not always shown it, the squad is maturing and starting to deliver on its potential.
Some examples of this are:
■Achieving 4 wins out of 5 matches during the Sunfoil Series.
■Kyle Abbott’s elevation to the Proteas team, after being the leading wicket taker in 4 day cricket with 49 wickets at an average of 15.
■David Miller’s call up to the Proteas Champions Trophy squad on the back on his domestic limited overs performances, including his outstanding 101 off 38 balls for the Kings XI
■Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s career best performance of 160 against the Titans
■Cameron Delport’s great 100 in T20 cricket against the Knights
■Cody Chetty’s maiden franchise 100 and averaging 40 in 4 day cricket.
■Keshav Maharaj’s career best of 5 for 11 for the Dolphins vs. Titans
■Daryn Smit’s strike rate in T20 cricket at 162”.
Another key highlight has been the significant national representation across all the teams. In total 10 out of the contracted squad of 18 has played representative cricket for SA this season. This is indicative of the talent available throughout our pipeline.
But clearly more consistent, match winning team performances are required, and this remains our challenge for the new season.
The addition of Morne van Wyk will strengthens the leadership group and we look forward to him sharing his experience and winning know-how to our squad whose average age is 24.
Management and the coaching staff believe that we are on the cusp of great things and are looking forward to the new season.”
It is still our intention to recruit overseas professionals again this season to further add the necessary experience. We await Cricket South Africa’s confirmation on the national contracted players”.
Fa-eez Jaffar, President of KZNCU, commented, “This squad is a young and talented squad. Many of these players have worked hard at their game and have come through the ranks. Some of these players have been rewarded for their hard work and have had the opportunity to play at a higher level. The addition of Morne van Wyk adds experience to the team and solidifies our top order. We at KZN Cricket Union and the KZN Cricket PTY are committed to backing our team for the coming season.”SQUAD:Dolphins Cricket CEO Jesse Chellan is confident they have enough potential in their squad to build a strong team next season.
On Monday, the Dolphins released the names of the 17 players they have contracted for the 2013/14 campaign.
The biggest absentee is star Proteas batsman Hashim Amla, who announced last month that he would be leaving Durban for the Cobras, in Cape Town.
Also missing is Lonwabo Tsotsobe, but Chellan said he had not yet been informed about the future of the left-arm seamer.
"I saw in a press release from Cricket SA that he's listed to play for the Lions, but I've requested from CSA that they send me all the franchise listed players who have CSA contracts.
"I don't have any formal notification about it, but it does look like he won't be here," he said.
Amla did not feature for the franchise last season because of his national commitments, and Tsotsobe played in only the One Day Cup series.
The Dolphins will have only two current national players on their books in limited-overs batting specialist David Miller and seam bowler Kyle Abbott.
Abbott had a storming induction to test cricket earlier this year, when he claimed nine wickets on debut against Pakistan in Centurion.
Amla's older brother Ahmed is also no longer part of the set-up, after announcing his retirement, and Dane Paterson has moved on.
The Dolphins, under new coach Lance Klusener, ended third in the Sunfoil Series this season after winning four games, more than they had done in the
previous three seasons.
However, they disappointed in the 50-over and 20-over competitions, finishing fifth in both.
"Although our results have not always shown it, the squad is maturing and starting to deliver on its potential," Chellan said.
"The only new signing is veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk, who joined from the Knights."
Chellan said Van Wyk would strengthen their leadership group and he believed the player's experience and "winning know-how" would be a valuable addition to
"We just need to see some of the youngsters we have, to build on the potential, just like Kyle did last season by taking 49 wickets," he said.
"Clearly, more consistent, match-winning team performances are required, and this remains our challenge for the new season."
NO CSA CONTRACTED PLAYERS
Batsmen: Imraan Khan (29), Morne van Wyk (34), Khaya Zondo (23), Vaughn van Jaarsveld (28), Dave Miller (24), Cody Chetty (22), Divan van Wyk (28), Cameron Delport (24), Jonathan Vandiar (23)
Keeper: Daryn Smit (29)
Spin: Keshav Maharaj (23), Prenelan Subrayen (20)
Seam: Kyle Abbott (26), Craig Alexander (26), Mthokozisi Shezi (26), Calvin Savage (20), Robbie Frylinck (29)
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