Back-to-back intra-squad centuries for Gavin Kaplan

File image: Gavin Kaplan. Credit: Visual Photography.

Batsman Gavin Kaplan’s struck consecutive centuries during this week’s intra-squad fixtures between the Western Province Academy and Western Province.

Kaplan was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2021 edition of the Cape Premier League, which ended last week. The Atlantic Pirates batsman gathered 357 runs in 11 innings at an average of 36. His strike rate of 167 was the highest among the CPL’s top 20 run-scorers this season.

He was the third-highest run-scorer in the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league. The Western Province Cricket Club batsman collected 708 runs in 15 innings at an average of 64.4.

Kaplan was named alongside Western Province Cricket Club team-mates Junaid Dawood and Siya Plaatjie in the latest Western Province Academy squad earlier this month.

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Western Province, meanwhile, have not yet formally named batsman Hashim Amla’s replacement among the list of contracted players ahead of South Africa’s 2021-22 domestic season. Amla was contracted earlier this year, but withdrew in September.

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