Quadruple-centurion Shane Dadswell moves to the club he scored 490 against

Shane DadswellFile image: Shane Dadswell.

Batsman Shane Dadswell has left North West University Cricket Club (Pukke) for Potch Dorp Cricket Club, ahead of the 2018-19 North West Cricket premier league.

The move was confirmed to Club Cricket SA by Potch Dorp Cricket Club representative Armand Strydom.

Dadswell struck a record 490 against Potch Dorp Cricket Club at the Witrand Oval in Potchefstroom in November 2017.

The hard-hitting Dadswell’s enormous innings spanned a mere 151 deliveries – and featured 27 fours and 57 sixes. The right-handed opener amassed the record on his 20th birthday.

“It has been an amazing couple of weeks. There’s certainly an attacking nature inside me,” he said at the time.

“It would be amazing to play cricket for a living. I guess the first steps have already been taken because it was in the pipeline for me to start training with the North West Dragons.

“So that’s the direction I’m looking in for now. I have been part of a few things with them this season, I’ve played a warm-up game and stuff like that. I don’t really think I would have had an opportunity up until next year, but hopefully this innings will change that.”

He has since debuted for North West in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge, gathering 177 runs in five list A appearances, with a highest score of 91 against Easterns.

Dadswell’s role with North West is key, after fellow opener Janneman Malan departed for the Cape Cobras.

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