Tygerberg Cricket Club’s Ashley Botha is the latest beneficiary of the Club Cricket SA Player of the Week award.
Botha struck a hefty century during a key Western Province Cricket Association 3E league fixture victory over Mandalay Cricket Club in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, recently.
The aggressive right-hander amassed an entertaining 151, deservedly earning the Club Cricket SA Player of the Week accolade, which impartially recognises popular first XI all-rounders to specialist fielders in the seventh or eighth team alike.
“After being out of the game for about seven years, it was like riding a bike again for Ashley. He has always been an attacking batsman – and once he got going it was a pleasure to watch,” commented Tygerberg Cricket Club team-mate Brindley Gilbert.
“A former first XI player, but now showcasing his talent in the 6th XI as a 36-year-old, he carted the ball to all parts of the filed. Anything short was dispatched vigorously and the full, bad ball caressed to the boundary. It was an absolute joy to watch.”
Club Cricket SA Player of the Week archives:
2 February 2016: David Schierhout (Primrose Cricket Club)
25 January 2016: Dylan Solomon (Avendale Cricket Club)
18 January 2016: Zac Elkin (Green Point Cricket Club)
16 December 2015: Adam Ball (Claremont Cricket Club)
7 December 2015: Givon Christian (United Cricket Club)
29 November 2015: Jonathan Reynders (Milnerton Cricket Club)
24 November 2015: Roshan Khan (Cravenby Cricket Club)
18 November 2015: William Hantam (Cape Town Cricket Club)
9 November 2015: Anwar Rahman (Ottoman Cricket Club)
2 November 2015: Luke Petersen (Montrose Cricket Club)
26 October 2015: Zaid Patel (Wanderers Cricket Club)
19 October 2015: Mark van Heerden (Crusaders Cricket Club)