Proteas batsman to play for Claremont Cricket Club

File image: Graeme Smith (second from left).

Former Proteas batsman Richard Levi will play for Claremont Cricket Club in a key Western Province Cricket Association premier league match against Victoria Cricket Club on Saturday, 17 November 2018.

Levi has represented the club previously. Fellow international cricketers Graeme Smith, Alan Dawson, Jacques Kallis and Gary Kirsten did, too.

Claremont Cricket Club currently occupy fourth position in the 2018-19 premier league’s 12-team standings, after three victories in four attempts. They beat Bellville Cricket Club, Langa Cricket Club and the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club, but lost to Western Province Cricket Club.

They are still without Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens, who has been employed by Cricket Scotland for a brief period. Kent fast bowler David Griffiths has been added as a replacement. Leg-spinner Kyle Williamson will continue to captain the XI in Stevens’ absence.

Victoria Cricket Club are in eighth position, after two wins in four matches. They beat Milnerton Cricket Club and Ottoman Cricket Club, but lost to Durbanville Cricket Club and Rondebosch Cricket Club.

Earlier this season, ex-Proteas fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt played for Victoria Cricket Club, but has since joined the Tshwane Spartans squad for the inaugural Mzansi Super League.

The hard-hitting Levi played 13 T20Is six years ago – and struck a record 117 not out from just 51 deliveries against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. He later forged a successful career with Northamptonshire in English county cricket.

From the archives:

Kemp vacates Claremont Cricket Club role

Duminy to play for Strandfontein Cricket Club

Steyn to play club cricket in Cape Town

Parnell to represent Montrose Cricket Club again

Bellville Cricket Club pick Proteas seamer