Durbanville Cricket Club lose overseas recruit

Charlie HartleyFile image: Charlie Hartley.

Durbanville Cricket Club’s 2016-17 Western Province Cricket Association premier league campaign has been hampered by the loss of Kent all-rounder Charlie Hartley.

Hartley joined Durbanville Cricket Club late last month and featured in the drawn fixture against Western Province Cricket Club, but has since been sidelined by a shoulder injury.

“I am flying back to the United Kingdom after dislocating my shoulder while playing cricket. Along with the dislocation, there are a few other problems and I need to see specialists to get a final opinion before an operation is deemed the best idea,” said Hartley.

“Anyone who knows the setbacks I have had will understand how incredibly frustrating this is for me, especially the timing of the injury. That said, I will recover and bounce back from this and am intent on being there when Kent have success this season.”

Former West Indies captain and Kent coach Jimmy Adams was instrumental in introducing the 22-year-old Hartley to the Cape Town-based clubs.

Hartley’s absence saw¬†the talented Arno Pekeur named in the Durbanville Cricket Club XI for the ongoing WPCA premier league fixture against Ottoman Cricket Club, who were promoted from the first division A earlier this year.