March 2016’s opening Club Cricket SA Player of the Week award goes to Macassar Cricket Club’s Julian Fortuin.
Fortuin clinched remarkable bowling figures in a key Western Province Cricket Association first division D fixture against Gugulethu Cricket Club.
The talented right-arm seamer’s first-innings haul of nine for 49 in 19 overs included a near unprecedented two hat-tricks, while four for 41 in the second completed telling match figures of 13 or 90 in 36 overs.
“He bowled some beautiful cutters on a pitch that was playing pretty well. Seeing the seem movement he got, I was very impressed,” Fortuin’s team-mate, Quinton Bowman, told Club Cricket SA.
“It all started when Julian broke a very big partnership by Gugulethu Cricket Club. He took the first hat-trick in his last over of the first day and took the second hat-trick with his first over of the second day. He bowled three dot balls between the two hat-tricks.
“He has been picking up five-fors and six-fors quite regularly this season, but this haul is his biggest.”
Fortuin’s feat spearheaded a comfortable 82-run triumph for the hosts.
Club Cricket SA Player of the Week archives:
29 February 2016: Derek Mitchell (Western Province Cricket Club)
24 February 2016: Abdul Temoor (Hottentots Holland Cricket Club)
15 February 2016: Muneer Holmes (Ottoman Cricket Club)
9 February 2016: Ashley Botha (Tygerberg Cricket Club)
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)