Batsman Zahid Canfield has returned to Bonteheuwel Cricket Club from Ottoman Cricket Club, ahead of the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association season.
Canfield struck a memorable six sixes in one over, twice, for Ottoman Cricket Club in 2016 and 2018.
The first was against Blue Bells Cricket Club in the WPCA third division B in 2016. The second came against Peninsula in the third division A late last year.
What Canfield said
“I couldn’t turn my back because I’m so emotionally attached to Bonteheuwel and I have family ties there. I fell it is my duty and I couldn’t walk away,” Canfield told Club Cricket SA.
“The club has the power to make social change in a community infested with gangsterism, drugs and violence. We must keep the club going. Its closure would leave a gap in the community.”
What Bonteheuwel Cricket Club said
Bonteheuwel Cricket Club compete in the first division B – and finished in eighth position in 2018-19’s 10-team standings. They narrowly avoided relegation to the first division C, after 11 defeats in 18 matches.
“Bonteheuwel and many who have the club at heart are extremely elated with the return of Zahid and others to come help the club tackle the future and challenges currently experienced in the area where we have spent half our lives,” added Rashaad Frydie.
“We trust that, with returning players, will come the necessary support the club so dearly needs at this time. Judging by the current optimistic atmosphere among the members, it looks like this will be a very exciting season.”