Cobras, Warriors and Titans veteran joins Moot Cricket Club

Mario OlivierFile image: Mario Olivier.

Former Cape Cobras, Warriors and Titans seamer Mario Olivier has joined Moot Cricket Club, for a challenging 2018-19 Northerns Cricket Union promotion league campaign.

Olivier was previously player-coach at Northerns Cricket Union premier league club, Sinoville Cricket Club.

“Moot Cricket Club is a club with a lot of talented and young players. I feel the need to go there and help contribute – and to hopefully get them into the premier league,” Olivier told Club Cricket SA.

“They just need some experience – and hope I can get one or two players across, who would like to join, and take them to the higher level where they need to be.”

The 35-year-old played 59 first-class fixtures between 2005 and 2012 – and, while playing for the Warriors, achieved remarkable career-best innings figures of 10 for 65 against the Eagles in December 2007.

Moot Cricket Club finished in fourth position in the 2017-18 promotion league, after eight wins, six losses and two no-results.

Moot Cricket Club’s Armand Krugel was named promotion league Batsman of the Year at the Northerns Cricket Union awards last month. His 13 innings yielded two centuries and two half-tons en route to 646 runs at an average of 64.60.