The Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls purchased seamer Reeve Cyster for a record sum at last week’s player auction for the 2022 Cape Premier League.
Cyster was bought for 4.6 million CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency. The Bulls effectively outbid the Cape Vikings for Cyster.
This is the highest price paid for a player in the history of the Cape Premier League. The previous highest was the 4.5 million the West Coast Outlaws paid for batsman Neil Hornbuckle.
“I’d just like to say thank you to everyone that has been supporting me to get through to this point,” Cyster wrote on social media.
“I truly appreciate your help and encouragement and guidance along the way. I am who I am today through everyone’s input somewhere along the way. There simply isn’t enough space to name everyone by name but I treasure your help and friendship.”
Cyster at Tygerberg Cricket Club
Cyster recently won multiple trophies at Tygerberg Cricket Club’s annual awards for the 2021-22 Western Province Cricket Association season.
He was named Tygerberg Cricket Club’s Men’s Player of the Year and Men’s Players’ Player of the Year.
He also won the Men’s T20 Player of the Year accolade, after playing a starring role in Tygerberg Cricket Club’s one-run victory over Ottoman Cricket Club in the final of the Ama20 Competition first division A earlier this year.
Cyster, who has been capped 11 times at first-class level by Boland and represented Western Province Colts during the 2021-22 season, was given Tygerberg Cricket Club’s Vernon Philander Provincial Award as well.
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