Cape Premier League player auction – as it happened

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Relive each sale and snub from 25 January 2019’s inaugural Cape Premier League player auction.

10:05pm: The auction is over. Three 16-man squads are still short two players each. Team owners will pick from the unsold players, who will be sold at 10,000 each.

10:00pm: Cape Town Cricket Club’s Brendan Young goes to the Bulls for 750,000 – most expensive of the event. The Falcons were in a bidding war with the Bulls. Durbanville Cricket Club’s Jean Marais goes to the Falcons for 10,000.

9:59pm: The Vikings take Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Tayo Walburgh for 175,000. No takers for Brackenfell Cricket Club’s Stephan Joubert.

9:56pm: Provincial opening batsman Jack Newby is taken by the Pirates for 225,000. No takers for Chad Josephs from Strandfontein Cricket Club.

9:55pm: Claremont Cricket Club’s Keenan Topley, Victoria Cricket Club’s Marco Wyngard and Brackenfell Cricket Club’s Christiaan Mocke go unsold.

9:54pm: No takers for Cobras fast bowler Tladi Bokako. Jancan Adams of Tygerberg Cricket Club goes unsold.

9:53pm: No takers for Claremont Cricket Club’s Darren Stevens. The University of Cape Town Cricket Club’s Taariq Chiecktey goes to the Bulls for 10,000. No takers for Primrose Cricket Club’s Rafiq Isaacs or Avendale Cricket Club’s Shane Dixon.

9:52pm: No takers for Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s Lionel van Rensburg. No interest in Ottoman Cricket Club’s Sadiek Davids.

9:51pm: Under-21 cricketer Siya Plaatjie is purchased by the Falcons for 300,000. No takers for under-21 player Guy Sheena.

9:49pm: No takers for Josh Coetzee of the University of Cape Town Cricket Club. No interest for Brent Josephs of Strandfontein Cricket Club. The Sixers get Victoria Cricket Club’s Isaac Dikgale for 300,000.

9:48pm: Under-21 cricketer Aaron Smit will head to the Sixers for 10,000. Victoria Cricket Club’s Robert van der Ross doesn’t get any interest. Academy cricketer Emmanuel Seberame goes to the Dragons for 10,000.

9:47pm: Durbanville Cricket Club all-rounder Jaco Castle goes to the Pirates for 275,000. Durbanville Cricket Club’s Jean Strydom goes to the Falcons for 10,000.

9:46pm: Proteas batsman Zubayr Hamza is taken by the Vikings for 200,000. Kraaifontein Cricket Club’s Christo Bothma doesn’t get any bids. Under-21 cricketer Sisonke Mazele also doesn’t get any interest. Evert Carstens of Bellville Cricket Club also goes to the ‘bin’. Under-21 cricketer Justin Pringle goes to the Dragons for 10,000. Lee Dixon of Avendale Cricket Club does not get bought.

9:45pm: The Falcons get Durbanville Cricket Club’s Byron Boshoff for 150,000.

9:44pm: Under-21 player Justin Broad goes to the Falcons.

9:43pm: Under-21 cricketer Thembani Ngcizela is off to the Sixers for 10,000.

9:42pm: Mujahid Behardien of Primrose Cricket Club is off to the Dragons for 10,000.

9:41pm: Nathan Swartz of Durbanville Cricket Club heads to the Falcons for 125,000.

9:40pm: Academy cricketer Hayes van der Berg is apparently unavailable, so no bids.

9:39pm: No takers for Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s Eric Osner.

9:38pm: Ottoman Cricket Club’s Liam Goodall goes to Vikings for 90,000.

9:37pm: Patient Charumbira of Langa Cricket Club is taken by the Dragons for 110,000.

9:36pm: Aqil Ebrahim is off to the Dragons for 30,000.

9:35pm: Franco Kasner of Tygerberg Cricket Club goes unsold.

9:34pm: Leon Botha of Claremont Cricket Club is off to the Sixers for 20,000.

9:33pm: Brandon Tattum of the University of Cape Town Cricket Club goes to the Pirates for 100,000.

9:32pm: The Vikings gets Quinton Dreyer for 10,000.

9:31pm: Seth Fledermaus of Kraaifontein Cricket Club goes to the Bulls for 20,000.

9:30pm: Brandon Viret of Durbanville Cricket Club is off to the Vikings for 90,000.

9:29pm: No takers for Avendale Cricket Club’s Ryan Vrede.

9:28pm: Claremont Cricket Club’s Josh Breed goes to the Sixers for 100,000.

9:27pm: Jesse Christensen goes to the Vikings for 70,000. Primrose Cricket Club’s Ahmad Magiet doesn’t get any interest.

9:26pm: The Falcons take Cobras opener Pieter Malan for 150,000.

9:25pm. Under-21 player Reuben Fortune is not taken. Luke Stevens of the University of Cape Town Cricket Club goes to Pirates for 10,000. No takers for Tim Ockhuis of Tygerberg Cricket Club.

9:24pm: Kyle Verreynne of the Cobras and Cape Town Cricket Club goes to the Vikings for 10,000.

9:23pm: No takers for Gavin Dickenson of St Augustine Cricket Club or Chester Alexander of Avendale Cricket Club. Qaasim Salie of Primrose Cricket Club also does not get any interest.

9:20pm: Western Province Cricket Club’s Ryan Klein is off to the Bulls for 130,000. Bidders are querying his age, though. He might not be an under-21 player after all.

9:19pm: Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Bradley Barnes heads to the Vikings for 425,000.

9:18pm: The Pirates get Claremont Cricket Club leg-spinner Kyle Williamson for 350,000.

9:17pm: Aython Adams of Tygerberg Cricket Club does not get any takers.

9:16pm: Brackenfell Cricket Club’s Mark Andrionatos is off to the Vikings for 70,000.

9:15pm: Jade Adams of Brackenfell Cricket Club doesn’t get any bids.

9:14pm: The Dragons get Primrose Cricket Club’s David Schierhout for 70,000.

9:13pm: Durbanville Cricket Club’s Leon le Roux goes to the Falcons for 70,000.

9:12pm: The Dragons take former Proteas seamer Rory Kleinveldt for 10,000.

9:11pm: No takers for Cape Town Cricket Club’s Matthew Olsen.

9:09pm: Under-21 player Lehan Botha goes to the Dragons for 150,000.

9:06pm: University of Western Cape Cricket Club seamer Mihlali Mpongwana fetches a surprising 500,000 from the Sixers.

9:04pm: No takers for Claremont Cricket Club fast bowler Marvin Williams.

9:03pm: All-rounder Dayyaan Galiem was a late addition to the auction list. He goes to the Pirates for 400,00.

9:02pm: Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Myolisi Fumba is off to the Pirates for 10,000.

9:01: Bellville Cricket Club’s Dewald Botha goes to the Bulls for 130,000.

9:00pm: Zac Elkin of Green Point Cricket Club goes to the Dragons for 80,000.

8:59pm: Uwe Birkenstock of Bellville Cricket Club head to the Pirates for 175,000.

8:58pm: Durbanville Cricket Club’s Manny Senger, who is the coach of the Falcons, clinches another Bellville Cricket Club player in Niel Botha for 200,000.

8:57pm: Craig Thyssen of Kraaifontein Cricket Club doesn’t get a bid.

8:56pm: Western Province Cricket Club’s Ridaa Isaacs goes to the Dragons for 60,000.

8:55pm: Handre Theron of Bellville Cricket Club was a late addition to the auction list. The Falcons take him for 10,000.

8:54pm: Cobras all-rounder Jason Smith is taken by the Bulls for 120,000.

8:53pm: Victoria Cricket Club fast bowler Renaldo Meyer is bought by the Pirates for 450,000.

8:51pm: The Pirates get Malcolm Cloete of Milnerton Cricket Club for 20,000.

8:50pm: No takers for Mbuyiselo Xakana of Avendale Cricket Club. Bellville Cricket Club’s Daniel Childs doesn’t get any bids. Dale Kleinhans of Avendale Cricket Club and Simon Blake of Edgemead Cricket Club – no bids. Rhett Bridgens of Rondebosch Cricket Club also doesn’t get any interest.

8:49pm: Cobras seamer Lizaad Williams off to the Bulls for 150,000.

8:48pm: No takers for Edgemead Cricket Club’s Jody Matthews.

8:47pm: The Vikings take Dane Piedt for 125,000. Shaun Jacobs of Strandfontein Cricket Club doesn’t get any interest. Muzzamil Sheik of Ottoman Cricket Club heads to Dragons for 200,000.

8:46pm: Liam Hendrickse and Richard Tissiman of Green Point Cricket Club go unsold.

8:45pm: Brackenfell Cricket Club batsman Michael Loubser goes to the Bulls for 525,000.

8:44pm: Rondebosch Cricket Club leg-spinning all-rounder Alistair Gray is off to the Vikings for 450,000.

8:41pm: Western Province Cricket Club’s Gavin Kaplan is off to the Pirates for 70,000.

8:38pm: Brackenfell Cricket Club left-arm seamer Mpilo Njoloza proves relatively popular among bidders. The Vikings take him for 410,000.

8:37pm: No takers for Victoria Cricket Club’s Byron Wyngard.

8:36pm: Duminy raises his paddle for Strandfontein Cricket Club’s Sulaiman Jaffar – he’s off to the Sixers for 10,000.

8:35pm: Saulieg Raynard of United Cricket Club goes unsold.

8:34pm: Cobras and Durbanville Cricket Club all-rounder George Linde goes for relatively cheaply – 90,000 from the Bulls.

8:32pm: Kuda Samunderu of Durbanville Cricket Club makes a slow start in the bids, but then traction grows. The Bulls take him for 120,000.

8:29pm: Bulls assistant coach Geoff Dods is “pleased with the team’s purchases so far.” He reckons his team have taken some “steals” because the Bulls have insight about players that other teams don’t. They’ll look to make some big buys later, he says. That, pretty much, is the Bulls’ benefit of having a current WPCA premier league cricketer on the coaching staff.

8:23pm: Remember, unsold players will join a so-called ‘bin’ – and can be bought, probably cheaply, if at all, later.

The Falcons’ management team being interviewed.

8:17pm: It is almost time for the auction’s resumption.

8:01pm: The auction is taking a 15-minute break.

8:00pm: Bellville Cricket Club’s Lenert van Wyk is popular. The Falcons get him for 600,000.

7:58pm: Under-21 cricketer Jordan Woolf is off to the Sixers for 100,000.

7:56pm: A late addition to the auction list, Luke Petersen of Milnerton Cricket Club (and a few other clubs in the past) is off to the Pirates for 130,000.

7:54pm: Ryan Milne of Milnerton Cricket Club doesn’t get a bid. Thando Ntini, who played for South Africa Under-19, is bought by the Falcons for 275,000.

7:51pm: The Sixers spend the most on a bid so far. They take under-21 batsman Jono Bird for 700,000.

7:49pm: Clint Botha of Cape Town Cricket Club goes to the Bulls for 10,000.

7:47pm: Under-21 player Jordan Collier goes to the Bulls for 20,000. No takers for under-21 player Kenneth Kats.

7:46pm: Grant Isaacs of Kraaifontein Cricket Club goes unsold. The Falcons take Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Grant Edmeades for 100,000.

7:44pm: A late bid sees Claremont Cricket Club’s Mark Hendricks sold to the Bulls for 20,000.

7:43pm: The University of the Western Cape Cricket Club’s Sabir Mallie heads to the Sixers for 200,000. The Falcons wanted him, but were not prepared to go that high.

7:41pm: Western Province Cricket Club’s Kyle Schreuder sparks a bidding war between the Pirates and Dragons. The Dragons get him for 420,000.

7:40pm: Victoria Cricket Club’s Diego du Plessis sold for 190,000 to the Pirates. No takers for Aiden Erasmus of St Augustine Cricket Club.

7:39pm: No team wants St Augustine Cricket Club’s Lance Ravens.

7:37pm: Aviwe Mgijima is the first purchase for the Falcons.

7:35pm: Brother of Cobras wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne, Dylan Verreynne of Edgemead Cricket Club, goes to the Dragons for 10,000.

7:34pm: The University of Western Cape Cricket Club Luke Philander fetches a bigger price than Dill. He goes to the Vikings for 675,000.

7:32pm: Kraaifontein Cricket Club Darryl Losper goes unsold. He can be purchased later.

7:31pm: Schoolboy Bonga Makaka goes to the Pirates for 220,000. Remember, each franchise has to buy two under-21 players.

7:29pm: Matthew Kleinveldt of Milnerton Cricket Club, Western Province and the Cape Cobras is purchased by the Sixers for 350,000.

7:26pm: Tournament founder Desai makes a bad joke about a metal detector, as United Cricket Club’s Qaasim Adams is bought by the Bulls for 250,000.

7:25pm: Pirates go for Tygerberg Cricket Club’s Carlos Koyana. He cost 100,000.

7:24pm: No takers for Western Province Cricket Club’s Jarryd Walsh. He can be bought later.

7:23pm: Cape Town Cricket Club’s Neo Mlumbi goes to the Pirates for 30,000.

7:20pm: Bellville Cricket Club’s Justin Dill fetches a hefty 575,000 from the Bulls. That’s the biggest price of the auction so far.

7:18pm: No takers for Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s Robbie van Harte. He can be bought later. Mujahid Isaacs of Ottoman Cricket Club is bought by the Bulls for 50,000.

7:17pm: Brad Barnes of Durbanville Cricket Club goes to the Cape Vikings for 140,000.

7:14pm: No takers for Bellville Cricket Club’s Wikus van Heerden. The University of the Western Cape Cricket Club’s Givon Christian goes to the Sixers for 130,000.

7:12pm: Strandfontein Cricket Club’s Justin Gilliland sold to the Dragons for 270,000.

7:11pm: University of the Western Cape leg-spinner Junaid Dawood goes to the District Sixers for 220,000.

7:09: Kraaifontein Cricket Club’s Craig Ephraim goes unsold. He can be bought at a later stage.

7:07pm: Player names will be raised randomly. No player has a base price. Teams must bid quickly. Remember, a fictional currency – so-called ‘CPL dollars’ is being spent.

6:59pm: Tournament sponsor Punit Balan, District Sixers Duminy owner, Atlantic Pirates owner Philander have said their bits. Almost time for the auction.

6:55pm:  Now Ziyaad Desai gets a turn with the microphone. He’s the tournament founder, having established the Lenasia Premier League in Johannesburg – and later the Dolphins Premier League in Durban. He is quick to tell everyone he scored a first-class century back in the day, but didn’t have the opportunity to strike another because of a lack of pipeline and development. He has introduced this tournament to create such paths, he insists.

6:52pm: WPCA president Beresford now has the microphone. Plenty of words on the go. So much appreciation for all involved in the organisers of the tournament. It’s sincere enough.

6:46pm: Western Province Cricket Association chief executive officer Nabeal Dien is leading the opening speeches. He says the tournament will involve women’s cricket next year. He also “confidently” reckons there will be 10 men’s teams in 2020. “Hard luck to naysayers,” he concludes.

6:41pm: Durbanville Cricket Club’s Lenert van Wyk and Cape Town Cricket Club’s Brendan Young will be particularly impressive signings, for whichever franchise/s bids for – and acquires – them.

6:29pm: Proteas cricketers JP Duminy and Vernon Philander are in attendance. They won’t be auctioned, though. Duminy and Philander are part of the ownership teams of the District Sixers and Atlantic Pirates, respectively.

5:54pm: Remember, no rand values involved in the auction. The currency spent is fictional. Each team has been afforded a budget of three million so-called ‘CPL dollars’. Read more about that here.

5:48pm: The auction will start in about 40 minutes’ time. Meanwhile, the President’s Suite is filling with all and sundry involved in this maiden event.

4:11pm: The auction is scheduled to start at 6:30pm, but there will probably be plenty of preamble before the business end of proceedings commence.

4:07pm: There were some late additions to the auction list. See the 14 belated inclusions here.

4:02pm: The head and assistant coaches were announced earlier this week. Find out who they are here.

3:55pm: More than 130 Western Province Cricket Association premier league, first division A, franchise, provincial and academy players are on the list, but there is only space for 96 across six 16-man squads.

3:50pm: Welcome to Club Cricket SA’s live coverage of the player auction for the inaugural Cape Premier League, which will be played in April 2019.

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