Devil’s Peak Dragons add Mathew Goles to 2022 Cape Premier League campaign

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The Devil’s Peak Dragons bought Cape Town Cricket Club batsman Mathew Goles during last week’s player auction for the 2022 Cape Premier League.

Goles was bought by the Dragons for the 2020 CPL. But the tournament, that year, ultimately didn’t happen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He was not purchased for the 2021 CPL. This year, however, Goles was recruited by the Dragons for 1.3 million CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency.

He will join Cape Town Cricket Club team-mates Brendan Young, Dewald Botha and Sohail Mahmoud at the Dragons.

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The Dragons also bought batsman Darren Buttler at last week’s auction. He cost the defending champions 1.2 million.

They effectively retained Claremont Cricket Club’s Harlan Greig and recruited all-rounder Tim Whitehead for 1.8 million.

The Dragons also bought three players – Maahir Eksteen, Nathan Engelbrecht and Daiyaan Davids – for 25,000 each.

The Dragons beat the Atlantic Pirates in the 2021 CPL final. The tournament was not played in 2020.

In 2019, the Cape Vikings claimed the inaugural title after outdoing the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the final.

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