Spin bowler Tommy Jansen has joined Strandfontein Cricket Club for the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.
Strandfontein Cricket Club and Jansen confirmed the move to Club Cricket SA this week. Jansen played for United Cricket Club during the 2018-19 WPCA first division A – and took 16 wickets in 14 matches. He was with Cape Town Cricket Club for the 2017-18 premier league.
Promotion for Strandfontein Cricket Club
The 2019-20 season will be Strandfontein Cricket Club’s first in the premier league. They finished the 2018-19 first division A in second position – and have been promoted alongside the University of Cape Town Cricket Club.
Strandfontein Cricket Club will be without player-coach Keanan Mitchell, who has joined Avendale Cricket Club.
“Avendale will be my new home for now and the goal is simple – gain promotion and get back into the first division A and beyond. It won’t be the easiest task, but it is one that excites me,” said Mitchell.
“It would’ve been great to be with Strandfontein Cricket Club in the premier league, especially after being on a high in achieving promotion and having won the Ama20 Competition first division A title with them last season.
“I am grateful to have been coach of Strandfontein, but for reasons that are out of my control, it’s best I part ways with Strandfontein to focus on my goals and career.”