Victoria Cricket Club and Cape Cobras spin bowler Dane Piedt was named 4-Day Franchise Series Cricketer of the Year and South African Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player – at the Cricket South Africa awards in Pretoria on Saturday.
Piedt was the 2018-19 4-Day Franchise Series’ leading wicket-taker. He took 54 in 18 innings – 20 more than closest competitor and Cobras team-mate Dane Paterson. A match haul of 13 for 141 against the Titans in Oudtshoorn was particularly impressive.
The 29-year-old also claimed four wickets in seven One-Day Cup fixtures, but didn’t play in the Cobras’ CSA T20 Challenge campaign.
“The SACA Most Valuable Player Award goes to the season’s most consistently successful franchise player. The MVP is measured using an internationally recognised formula, administered by SACA,” read a statement from CSA’s awards booklet.
“The formula awards points for batting, bowling, fielding, captaining and winning throughout the season across the three CSA domestic competitions.
Piedt at Victoria Cricket Club
Piedt played one 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association premier league fixture for Victoria Cricket Club – and took four wickets against the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club.
The same weekend saw several other Cobras stars – including Durbanville Cricket Club’s Janneman Malan, Cape Town Cricket Club’s Kyle Verreynne, Brackenfell Cricket Club’s George Linde and United Cricket Club’ Paterson – compete in the WPCA premier league and first division A.
Piedt also represented the Cape Vikings in the inaugural Cape Premier League earlier this year. The Vikings were crowned champions after beating the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in late April’s final at Newlands.