Cape Town Cricket Club and Cape Cobras star wins CSA award

Kyle VerreynneFile image: Kyle Verreynne.

Cape Town Cricket Club’s Kyle Verreynne was named Domestic Newcomer of the Year at Saturday, 2 June 2018’s Cricket South Africa awards in Sandton, Johannesburg.   

Verreynne had been nominated for the prestigious accolade alongside Milnerton Cricket Club seamer and Cape Cobras team-mate Mthiwekhaya Nabe – and Titans seamer Alfred Mothoa.

“I did not feel out of place in the Cape Cobras squad. The nomination for the award was no shock to me, but winning it against such quality was a surprise. It was a reward for hard work that I put in throughout the season,” said Verreynne.

Head coach Ashwell Prince added: “In his first season, the ultimate thing about Verreynne was the character he displayed. He showed a lot of maturity in his maiden season for the Cobras.”

The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored 580 runs at an impressive average of 48.33 in the 2017-18 Sunfoil Series – and also featured in the Momentum One Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

His talent in limited-overs cricket was epitomised by an attacking 54 against a Knights bowling attack spearheaded by Test match seamers Duanne Olivier and Marchant de Lange.

He affected 32 dismissals in 22 matches across all three competitions.

“Our domestic cricket remains blessed with great talents and congratulations to all the winners in those categories as well,” concluded CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe.

Durbanville Cricket Club’s Pieter Malan had been nominated for the Momentum One Day Cup Cricketer of the Season trophy, which ultimately went to Titans leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. Malan, however, was named Domestic Players’ Player of the Season.