Claremont Cricket Club name new captain for premier league

File image: Mark Hendricks.File image: Mark Hendricks.

Batsman Mark Hendricks will captain Claremont Cricket Club through the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens captained Claremont Cricket Club during the 2018-19 premier league.

Claremont Cricket Club occupied seventh position at the end of the 2018-19 premier league, after 11 wins and as many defeats in 22 matches. Eight of their victories were achieved with a bonus point.

The right-handed Hendricks, according to WebSports, struck 438 runs in eight innings at an average of over 25. His tally included two half-centuries. The part-time spinner also took six wickets.

He represented the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls during the inaugural Cape Premier League earlier this year, too. The Bulls lost to the Cape Vikings in the final at Newlands.

Batsman Greg Speechly, meanwhile, has retained Claremont Cricket Club’s second XI captaincy in the reserve division A. Wicketkeeper-batman Doug Klazinga, seamer Andrew Manchip and bowling all-rounder Luke Knipe will captain the third, fourth and fifth XI, respectively.