Milnerton Cricket Club lose key duo to Rondebosch Cricket Club

Martin WaltersFile image: Martin Walters.

Batsmen Bradley Barnes and Martin Walters have left Milnerton Cricket Club for Rondebosch Cricket Club, ahead of the 2017-18 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Walters and Barnes played for Rondebosch Cricket Club previously. The former has since fashioned a relatively successful first-class career with Border, while the latter was key to Milnerton Cricket Club’s 2016-17 WPCA premier league campaign, which ultimately brought promotion to the premier league.

Rondebosch Cricket Club will open their 2017-18 WPCA premier league campaign against Claremont Cricket Club – and then travel to the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club and Ottoman Cricket Club.

The bulk, if not all, of Rondebosch Cricket Club’s fixtures will be away from home in 2017-18. Their main field is currently unusable due to a Rawson Property Group housing development on the premises – and their secondary oval is not sufficiently equipped for premier league cricket.

“This project is scheduled to be completed in three years’ time. I don’t know how long the main field will be out of commission, yet. But, for the foreseeable future, there will be no premier league cricket on the main field,” Lund Projects health and safety officer Wynand Schreuder  told Club Cricket SA.

Rondebosch Cricket Club

Rondebosch Cricket Club’s main field has largely been reduced to a construction site.

Fast bowler Myolisi Fumba, who played for Primrose Cricket Club last season, has also joined Rondebosch Cricket Club.