South Africa Under-19 batsman joins Rondebosch Cricket Club

File image: Bonga Makaka.File image: Bonga Makaka.

Former South Africa Under-19 batsman Bonga Makaka has joined Rondebosch Cricket Club for the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Makaka welcomed first-class and List A debuts for Western Province last year.

“We are very excited to have Bonga at Rondebosch Cricket Club. He is an exciting cricketer and he has a bright future. He will add value to our campaign,” Sean Hendrieck told Club Cricket SA.

Other arrivals to Rondebosch Cricket Club

Makaka will join fellow new recruits Simphiwe Yiba, Dale Kleinhans and Wesley Bedja at Rondebosch Cricket Club. Yiba, Kleinhans and Bedja have left Bellville Cricket Club, Avendale Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club, respectively.

Kleinhans was the leading wicket-taker among seamers in the 2018-19 WPCA first division A. His 41 wickets were topped only by spinners Luke Stevens and Chester Alexander’s 44 each, Franco Kasner’s 49 and David Schierhout’s 51.

“We are glad to have Dale join us. He knows how to take wickets – and comes with loads of experience. I can’t wait to see him test himself in the premier league. I’m pretty sure he is going to be a great success,” added Hendrieck.

Rondebosch Cricket Club finished in fifth position in the 2018-19 premier league, after 13 wins in 22 matches.

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