Former Warriors captain Yaseen Vallie joins Rylands Cricket Club

File image: Yaseen Vallie.

Batsman Yaseen Vallie has joined Rylands Cricket Club, ahead of the 2021-22 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Vallie captained the Warriors in franchise cricket last year, but has since been contracted by Western Province at provincial level.

This won’t be the 31-year-old right-hander’s first stint in the Western Cape. He represented Western Province and the Cape Cobras in T20, List A and first-class cricket on several occasions between 2008 and 2015.

Vallie and Walters at Rylands Cricket Club

He will join former Warriors and Eastern Province seamer Basheer Walters at Rylands Cricket Club.

Rylands Cricket Club are still awaiting a maiden stint in the WPCA premier league. They had been promoted from the first division A on the back of a successful 2019-20 season, but didn’t play any premier league cricket in 2020-21 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Batsman Hamza Saloojee has also joined Rylands Cricket Club, from Stellenbosch University Cricket Club (Maties).

Batsmen Jack Newby, Taariq Chiecktey, Ismail Prince and Saulieg Rayned had joined Rylands Cricket Club prior to the 2020-21 season. Prince, Chiecktey and Rayned have been retained, but Newby has moved to the United Kingdom.

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