Ottoman Cricket Club lose all-rounder to Rylands Cricket Club; gain batsman from United Cricket Club

Matthew ParksFile image: Matthew Parks.

All-rounder Matthew Parks has left Ottoman Cricket Club for Rylands Cricket Club, ahead of the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association season.

The change is a drop of two tiers for Parks, who has swapped a premier league club for a first division B club.

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“The decision was incredibly difficult because of the amazing quality of people, cricket and sheer enjoyment I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing during my time at Ottoman Cricket Club,” said Parks.

“I’m still heavyhearted about my decision, but I do believe it is the right one for my family and I. I hope to continue to share in the strong bonds and friendships forged on the battle field – and to still be a part of the Ottoman Cricket Club family whenever the opportunity presents itself.”

The talented Zaheed Ismail has succeeded the outgoing Taahir Adams as Rylands Cricket Club’s first XI captain.

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Ottoman Cricket Club have effectively replaced Parks with batsman Nadir Samaai, who has left the first division A’s United Cricket Club.

Nadir Samaai

File image: Nadir Samaai.

Meanwhile, English county cricketer Max Waller will rejoin Milnerton Cricket Club as player-coach.

The talented leg-spinner is currently playing for Somerset in the Vitality Blast.

Milnerton Cricket Club were entertaining the acquisition of Gloucestershire batsman Ian Cockbain, too, but that ultimately didn’t happen.