Gloucestershire captain joins Brackenfell Cricket Club as overseas professional

File image: Chris Dent.File image: Chris Dent.

Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent will play for Brackenfell Cricket Club in the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Brackenfell Cricket Club confirmed the recruitment to Club Cricket SA.

“We are very excited to have Chris with us. He comes with a wealth of experience and is a solid leader. We are looking forward to his contributions on and off the field,” said Brackenfell Cricket Club chairman Tertius Dippenaar.

Dent’s recent record at Gloucestershire

The left-handed Dent is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in the 2019 County Championship Division Two, behind Glamorgan’s Marnus Labuschagne, Lancashire’s Dane Vilas and Leicestershire’s Hasan Azzad. Dent has collected 953 runs in 19 innings – and was particularly impressive during mid-August’s 169 and 62 against Derbyshire.

CPT Cricket Tours affiliation

Dent’s arrival at Brackenfell Cricket Club will continue a longstanding affiliation between Gloucestershire and club cricket in Cape Town, which has largely been facilitated by CPT Cricket Tours.

Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle played for Brackenfell Cricket Club in the 2017-18 WPCA premier league, while batsman Ian Cockbain was Northerns Goodwood Cricket Club’s leading run-scorer in the 2018-19 first division A.

CPT Cricket Tours were also responsible for Kent veteran Darren Stevens’ stint with Claremont Cricket Club in 2018-19 and, in part, wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rouse’s time with Cape Town Cricket Club later this year.

Elsewhere at Brackenfell Cricket Club

Brackenfell Cricket Club have lost left-arm seamer Mpilo Njoloza to Bellville Cricket Club. They have gained all-rounder George Linde and seamer Brandon Viret from Durbanville Cricket Club, though.

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