Hermanus Cricket Club name new head coach

File image: Deon Smith.

Hermanus Cricket Club have appointed the experienced Deon Smith head coach ahead of Cricket Boland’s 2020-21 club season.

Smith played 11 first-class matches in the early 1990s – and later coached South Western Districts.

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“Deon is a former professional cricketer and coach. He played for Boland in his prime. He was head coach of SWD in all formats – as well as at the Africa T20 Cup,” read a brief statement from Hermanus Cricket Club.

“He also acted as the head coach of the Nelson Mandela University team, Madibaz, at the Varsity Cup. Deon will be a great asset at the club.”

Hermanus Cricket Club represented in Ireland

Meanwhile, Hermanus Cricket Club’s Jared Wilson has been appointed head coach of the Ulster University Magee and Coleraine campuses in Ireland.

“University cricket is the feeding system for professional cricket back home in South Africa,” Wilson was quoted as saying by Cricket Europe.

“If I could help create such a programme here in Ireland for Ulster University, it will be a step in the right direction for Irish cricket development.”

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