Proteas spinner makes rare club cricket appearance

File image: Keshav Maharaj (far right).

Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj played for Delta Cricket Club in Sunday, 1 December’s 2019-20 KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union premier league fixture against Chatsworth Sporting Cricket Club.

Maharaj, who starred in the Durban Heat’s Mzansi Super League win over the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 24 hours earlier, welcomed an early wicket against Chatsworth Sporting Club.

The experienced left-arm spinner was introduced into the attack after new-ball bowler Ryan Moses had clinched five early wickets. Maharaj completed figures of two for 20 in six overs, as Chatsworth Sporting Club were limited to 67 all out.

Other Proteas stars have participated in club cricket relatively recently. Fast bowler Dale Steyn, all-rounder Vernon Philander and seamer Beuran Hendricks played for Western Province Cricket Club, Tygerberg Cricket Club and and Delfos Cricket Club, respectively.

Former Proteas fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt recently opened the batting for Victoria Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association premier league.

Test spinner George Linde recently moved from Durbanville Cricket Club to Brackenfell Cricket Club, while seamer Dane Paterson left United Cricket Club for Kraaifontein Cricket Club.

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