University of Cape Town Cricket Club all-rounder swaps premier league clubs

File image: Luke Stevens.File image: Luke Stevens.

All-rounder Luke Stevens has joined Rondebosch Cricket Club from the University of Cape Town Cricket Club for the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Rondebosch Cricket Club and Stevens confirmed the news to Club Cricket SA.

“I’m truly grateful for all the memories UCT Cricket Club afforded me and I’ll miss playing with some of my best mates. I’ll miss the very unique bunch of UCT CC supporters,” said Stevens.

“As I have now finished with my studies, I feel like it’s my time to move on from what I believe is and should be a university students-based club. I wish head coach Eugene Moleon and the UCT CC team all the best.

“I am looking forward to playing under some experienced campaigners at Rondebosch CC such as Grant Edmeades.”

Promotion for University of Cape Town Cricket Club

The University of Cape Town Cricket Club have been promoted to the WPCA premier league on the back of a triumphant 2018-19 campaign. They finished in first position on the back of 19 wins and two defeats.

Stevens starred with bat and ball throughout. He scored 321 runs at an average of 29.2 and took 44 wickets at 10.8 apiece, according to WebSports. He also represented the Atlantic Pirates in the inaugural edition of the Cape Premier League earlier this year.

Stevens 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. Former South Africa Under-19 batsman Bonga Makaka has also joined.

“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.

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