Border contract Eben Botha from North West

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Border have contracted batsman Eben Botha ahead of the 2023-24 domestic season in South Africa.

Botha previously played for North West before exiting South African domestic cricket for club competition in Australia. He has since returned.

Border compete in the second division – and have lost players to teams in the first division since the 2022-23 domestic season.

Fast bowler Gideon Peters, batsman Joshua van Heerden and leg-spinner Nqaba Peter have joined North West, the Titans and Lions, respectively.

All-rounder Clayton Bosch and spinner Thomas Kaber have left Border for the Knights and South Western Districts in division two.

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Border contracted squad

  1. Jade de Klerk
  2. Phapama Fojela
  3. Mncedisi Malika
  4. Marco Marais
  5. Jason Niemand
  6. Jerry Nqolo
  7. Nonelela Yikha
  8. Eben Botha
  9. Joshua Dodd
  10. Sinovuyo Ntuntwana
  11. Nico van Zyl
  12. Nonelela Yikha
  13. Dyllan Matthews (rookie contract)
  14. Jerome Bossr (high performance contract)
  15. Matthew Fourie (high performance contract)
  16. Siphesihle Madlongolwana (high performance contract)

New Border head coach

New Border head coach Tumelo Bodibe was appointed last month. He has succeeded former Border head coach Paul Adams.

“I am honoured and privileged to be appointed as the head coach of Border,” said Bodibe at the time.

“It is a great opportunity for me to contribute to the growth and success of the team. I am excited to work with the talented players and help them realise their goals.

“I am committed to instilling a strong work ethic, a winning mentality and a culture of continuous improvement with this team.”

New Border CEO

Earlier this year, Border appointed former Cape Cobras and Lions batsman Omphile Ramela chief executive officer on a five-year contract.

“We are thrilled to have Tumelo take on the role of head coach. Tumelo’s extensive knowledge of the game, coupled with his passion for developing young cricketers, makes him an ideal fit for this position.

“We have full confidence in his ability to lead the team and guide our talented players toward achieving their full potential.”

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