England all-rounder rejoins Tygerberg Cricket Club

Ateeq JavidFile image: Ateeq Javid

Tygerberg Cricket Club will relish the return of Warwickshire all-rounder Ateeq Javid for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

The 24-year-old Javid spent a fruitful stint with the Cape Town-based club, whose first XI play in the Western Province Cricket Associations’s reserve league A, last year.

“I had a really good UK winter in South Africa, basically just reinforcing what I did at Warwickshire,” the Birmingham Mail quoted Javid as saying last year.

“I spent a lot of time batting and bowling and it was really good experience playing in those conditions in SA.

“After last season with Warwickshire I just wanted to carry on playing through the UK winter rather than go indoors and pratice on indoor wickets.”

Javid made his first-class debut at 17 years old – and played for England Under-19. Earlier this year, his quickfire half-century against Northamptonshire powered Warwickshire into the final of the Natwest t20 Blast.

The right-arm spinner and right-handed batsman’s return will be a welcome boost for Tygerberg Cricket Club, who lost the hard-hitting Adam Rouse to Cape Town Cricket Club before the start of this season.