Batsman Jean Marais has left Durbanville Cricket Club ahead of the 2021-22 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.
Marais has joined Green Point Cricket Club.
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He was Durbanville Cricket Club’s second-highest run-scorer during the 2019-20 WPCA premier league. The 2020-21 WPCA premier league was not played amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Jean has won the WCPA premier league and National Club Championship with Durbanville Cricket Club,” Green Point Cricket Club chairman Marc Callanan told Club Cricket SA.
“We are very happy to have someone with such experience join our newly-promoted WPCA premier league XI.”
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Green Point Cricket Club have also gained all-rounder Niel Botha from Bellville Cricket Club.
“We needed a frontline spinner and Niel will be a good fit for us,” added Callanan.
“We are very happy to have acquired the services of two quality cricketers, who will fit very well into the ethos of the club.
“We have built this ethos over the last few seasons and look forward to continuing it.”
Marais, Botha join other new Green Point Cricket Club recruits
Green Point Cricket Club, who won the 2019-20 WPCA first division A to be promoted to the premier league, previously acquired:
- Bellville Cricket Club duo Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren and Daniel Childs;
- Derbyshire and South Western Districts batsman Leus du Plooy; and
- Western Province-contracted pair Brendon Louw and Tony de Zorzi.