Victoria Cricket Club looking for new head coach

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Victoria Cricket Club are seeking a new head coach ahead of a challenging 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association premier league campaign.

Previously coached by the talented Cheslyn Lodewyk, Victoria Cricket Club occupied 10th position in the 2017-18 premier league standings, prior to late January’s cancellation due to the ongoing drought in Cape Town and surrounds.

They relished a vital victory over Claremont Cricket Club, but were defeated by Durbanville Cricket Club, Bellville Cricket Club, Ottoman Cricket Club, the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club and Cape Town Cricket Club – and drew with Brackenfell Cricket Club.

The premature end to the season meant scheduled matches with Milnerton Cricket Club, Langa Cricket Club, Rondebosch Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club were not played.

“Cheslyn’s contract has ended. He can reapply if he wishes. All coaching positions within the club have become vacant,” club representative Robert van der Ross told Club Cricket SA.

Van der Ross was arguably the best all-rounder of the 2017-18 premier league. Second only to Bellville Cricket Club’s Lenert van Wyk in the run-scoring charts, he was also the joint sixth-highest wicket-taker.

Victoria Cricket Club chairman Richard Noor is part of a task team, appointed by the WPCA, to plan for a 2018-19 club cricket season that’ll probably be truncated by the drought.

The full job specification can be downloaded here.

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