Durbanville Cricket Club have welcomed the return of seamer Nathan Swartz, for the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.
Swartz missed the 2017-18 campaign due to a burgeoning rugby refereeing career.
“I am quite excited to return to cricket for various reasons, but mostly the team environment and being part of a changeroom with cricketing family around you,” Swartz told Club Cricket SA.
“Sport has always been my first love. Leaving cricket threw me out of equilibrium as a person. Mzala is returning to Babylon.”
Durbanville Cricket Club occupied first position in 2017-18’s 12-team premier league standings, prior to January’s cancellation due to water shortages in Cape Town and surrounds.
They are also the reigning Ama20 Competition and Multiply T20 Community Cup champions, but lost April’s Super Cup to the University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks).
Meanwhil, new Cape Cobras batsman Janneman Malan will soon represent Durbanville Cricket Club.
Malan joined the Cobras from North West earlier earlier this year – and will play alongside brother, Pieter, at the Cape Town-based franchise.
The third Malan brother, Andre, has signed a Western Province contract – and will also play for Durbanville Cricket Club.