Cape Town Cricket Club announce overseas professional

File image: Adam Rouse.File image: Adam Rouse.

Kent batsman Adam Rouse will be Cape Town Cricket Club’s overseas professional during the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

This will be Rouse’s third stint with Cape Town Cricket Club, although last season brought just one appearance against Ottoman Cricket Club.

The hard-hitting right-hander’s talent was showcased by a solid century against Glamorgan in the Second Eleven Championship last month. He also played for Sussex against Australia A, who were spearheaded by Ashes fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson.

What Rouse said

“I’m really looking forward to returning to CTCC. I loved my time there a few years back. It’s a great club to be a part of and Cape Town itself holds a special place in my heart, so much so that I’ve chosen to to get married there in October,” Rouse told Club Cricket SA.

“I feel really fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in Cape Town playing cricket alongside friends I’ve made for life. I know the club is moving in the right direction and I’m sure that together we will enjoy a really successful season.”

Crowson joins, too

Meanwhile, batsman James Crowson will also play for Cape Town Cricket Club during the 2019-20 WPCA premier league. Crowson has left Western Province Cricket Club.

No Lord and De Abreu, though

Cape Town Cricket Club, who finished third to champions Durbanville Cricket Club and second-placed Bellville Cricket Club in the 2018-19 premier league, will be without second team captain Michal Lord and first XI batsman Hilio De Abreu.

Lord and De Abreu have accepted posts in the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, respectively.

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