Milnerton Cricket Club gain Montrose Cricket Club duo – and overseas batsman

George Bartlett.File image: George Bartlett

Batsman Matthew Kleinveldt and seamer Mthiwekhaya Nabe have left Montrose Cricket Club for Milnerton Cricket Club, ahead of the 2017-18 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Kleinveldt has scored seven centuries and 24 half-tons in 79 first-class appearances for Western Province, while Nabe featured in the province’s failed Africa T20 Cup campaign last month.

Milnerton Cricket Club have also secured the services of Somerset batsman George Bartlett, who recently debuted in division one of the County Championship.

Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller played for Milnerton Cricket Club during a triumphant 2016-17 first division A campaign, which resulted in promotion to the premier league, but won’t return this season.

“These new additions will complement experienced campaigners Robin van Harte, Damian Crowley and Ryan Milne. Milnerton Cricket Club will be playing premier league cricket for the first time in its 53-year history – and coach Laurie Ward’s aim is to build a team that will be competitive in the premier league,” club chairman Mike Reynders told Club Cricket SA.

The talented Jonathan Schwerin, meanwhile, has been appointed captain on a full-time basis – after fulfilling the role in a temporary capacity previously.

Milnerton Cricket Club have also gained seamer Josh Fransman from Primrose Cricket Club, but lost batsmen Bradley Barnes and Martin Walters to Rondebosch Cricket Club.