Milnerton Cricket Club’s Robin van Harte has joined Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club, ahead of the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association season.
Van Harte has left the premier league club for a player-coach position at the first division A club.
“I guess my move to Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club will be a shock to most, but after much deliberation and some sleepless nights, I felt it was the right time and right club for me to join,” van Harte told Club Cricket SA.
“From a personal growth point, as far as my coaching career is concerned mainly, Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club is a ‘young club’ with a young committee – and I feel I can add value to the club with my experience and work ethic, which will hopefully bring success to the club sooner rather than later.
“Milnerton Cricket Club will always be close to my heart, but I look forward to this new challenge and journey.”
Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club occupied 11th position in 2017-18’s 12-team first division A standings, after just one victory in seven matches. However, they were not demoted to the first division B, as the early end to the season due to the drought in Cape Town and surrounds effectively negated promotion and relegation for all teams.
“We are ecstatic that Robin will be joining us for the upcoming season,” added captain Wesley Groenewald.
“We strongly believe that his leadership abilities and playing experience and skills will add major value to our club. We have set goals for our club and are confident that Robin will play a big role in achieving these goals.
“We welcome him with open arms and know that he will help Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club to excel in the upcoming season – as well grow in seasons ahead.”