Green Point Cricket Club sign Netherlands international

File image: Wesley Barresi.File image: Wesley Barresi.

Netherlands batsman Wesley Barresi will play for Green Point Cricket Club during the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association season.

The Johannesburg-born Barresi played for Easterns before forging a career with the Netherlands. He played 32 ODIs and 42 T20Is between 2010 and 2019, but was left out of the squad for the T20 World Cup qualifier tri-series with Ireland and Scotland later this year.

The 35-year-old right-hander was in informal conversation with Rondebosch Cricket Club and Claremont Cricket Club in the WPCA premier league, but ultimately joined Green Point Cricket Club in the first division A.

“I was surprised by all the contact from various clubs as word passed around that I was available, after not being picked for the Netherlands’ Qualifier,” Barresi told Club Cricket SA.

“I have managed to find Green Point Cricket Club – a club that ticks all the boxes as I prepare for next year’s international calendar.

“I will be using the time to reset and refresh because next year is a big year for Dutch cricket.”

Green Point Cricket Club finished in ninth position in 2018-19’s 12-team first division A standings, after nine victories and a dozen defeats.

Earlier this year, they revealed the arrival of seamer Joshua Savage and all-rounder Muneer Alexander’s arrivals from Ottoman Cricket Club and Montrose Cricket Club, respectively.

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