Former Hermanus Cricket Club player named Scotland captain

Con de LangeFile image: Con de Lange.

Former Hermanus Cricket Club all-rounder Con de Lange has been named Scotland’s captain for May’s fixtures against Sri Lanka.

De Lange was key to Hermanus Cricket Club’s 2004 National Club Championship campaign – and also played franchise cricket for the Cape Cobras, Eagles and Knights – as well as Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom.

The Cape Town-born left-arm spinner has played seven ODIs and seven Twenty20 Internationals since June 2015’s debut against Ireland – and will captain the side in the absence of regular skipper Kyle Coetzer, whose wife recently gave birth to their second child.

The Scottish and Sri Lankans will meet for two matches at Beckenham’s County Ground on 21 and 23 May.

“To secure two opportunities to play Sri Lanka is so valuable for our team,” head coach Grant Bradburn told Cricket Scotland’s website.

“Our national team are desperate to play as much quality cricket as possible to keep advancing and growing skills and depth across our whole Scotland performance squads.

“Despite these games not being official ODIs, we will treat them as if they are. Any chance to play a full member team is brilliant for our development and we look forward to fielding a side that resembles our strongest possible line-up.”