Peninsula Patriots buy Leon le Roux for 3.5 million ahead of 2022 CPL

Leon le Roux.Leon le Roux.

All-rounder Leon le Roux joined the Peninsula Patriots for the second-highest sum spent at last week’s player auction ahead of the 2022 Cape Premier League.

The Patriots bought le Roux for 3.5 million CPL dollars – the tournament’s fictional currency. They effectively outbid the Bo-Kaap Phantoms for le Roux, who played for the Atlantic Pirates in 2021.

The highest sum spent at the auction was the 4.6 million for Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls new recruit Reeve Cyster.

The Patriots also purchased spinner Bradley Petersen – for 2.6 million. Petersen previously played for the Phantoms.

Le Roux and Petersen represent Durbanville Cricket Club in Western Province Cricket Association club competition.

Primrose Cricket Club’s Qaasim Salie also joined the Patriots – for 1.5 million.

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Patriots’ 25,000 purchases

The Patriots bought several players at 25,000 each, including Rylands Cricket Club seamer Munowar Samsodien.

  • Robert van der Ross
  • Shivon Doyle
  • Sisonke Mazele
  • Tshepo Motaung 
  • Warren Ekstraal
  • Munowar Samsodien

CPL background

The Devil’s Peak Dragons are the reigning CPL champions. They beat the Atlantic Pirates in October 2021’s final.

The Cape Vikings won the inaugural title in 2019, after beating the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the final. The tournament was not played in 2020.

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