Former first-class seamer Mulligan George has been named head coach of Strandfontein Cricket Club.
George played for Gauteng, Northerns and Western Province between 1997 and 2002. Two dozen first-class fixtures brought the right-arm seamer 57 wickets. He also took 18 wickets in 15 List A appearances.
“The experience that he brings and that he has been there, done that, will really help us. The guidance that he will bring to the other coaches in the club, especially the junior coaches, will be invaluable for us,” convenor of selectors John September told Club Cricket SA.
“We look forward to him getting our players ready for the challenge – pyschologically and mentally.”
The 42-year-old George, whose first formal association with Strandfontein Cricket Club was in 2015, has effectively succeeded former player-coach Keanan Mitchell.
Mitchell has left for Avendale Cricket Club – and will also coach Somerset West Cricket Club in the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association women’s premier league.
Promoted to the premier league
Strandfontein Cricket Club have been promoted to the 2019-20 premier league on the back of a successful 2018-19 first division A campaign.
They finished second to the University of Cape Town Cricket Club, who have also been elevated to the premier league.
Former United Cricket Club and Cape Town Cricket Club spin bowler Tommy Jansen joined Strandfontein Cricket Club earlier this month.
“The inclusion of Tommy is good. It’s always good to have variation in the bowling attack,” added September.