Crusaders Cricket Club’s Cameron Delport is eager to squeeze in some club cricket during a busy stint with Leicestershire in England during the South African winter.
Delport will be kept busy by the Leicestershire Foxes’ Natwest T20 Blast and Royal London One Day Cup campaigns, but is not averse to experiencing cricket in the United Kingdom at a more modest level.
“Leicestershire games are only on Fridays and Saturdays. so I’ll also have a bit of down time in between games, during which I can hopefully travel around the UK, take it all in, and meet up with some old friends,” said Delport.
“Hopefully, I can play some club cricket when I’ve got a gap, too. All in all, though, I am really looking forward to the next few weeks and hopefully we can get a few wins under our belt during that time.”
The big-hitting all-rounder was key to Crusaders Cricket Club’s title-winning campaign at the 2015 National Club Championship. He played for the Durban-based outfit in this year’s tournament in Pretoria, too, but was less prominent.
The 27-year-old Delport is working alongside former University of Pretoria Cricket Club head coach Pierre de Bruyn, who is Leicestershire’s new assistant skills coach.
“Leicestershire is a great team and they have great coaching staff. Pierre from South Africa and Australian Andrew McDonald, who I spent some time with during my time at Sydney Thunder, are both involved,” he concluded.