Stellenbosch University Cricket Club are hiring an assistant coach ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Stellenbosch University CC won three of their five National Club Championship matches under the watchful eye of head coach Andrew Wylie this year, finishing third to North West University Cricket Club and Cape Town Cricket Club in pool two.
The right-handed Keegan Petersen was SCC’s best batsman at the tournament, on the back of 189 runs in four innings at a superb average of 63. His 84 not out against eventual champions North West University CC was particularly impressive.
Spinner Neil Botha and seamer Brandon Glover were their best bowlers. Botha and Glover took seven wickets each. Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos, meanwhile, was selected for South Africa Under-19’s tour of Sri Lanka in June and July.
“Ricardo has obviously shown a lot of potential and has a very good reputation. He is technically well organised and can certainly become a key performer for us over the next few years,” said Wylie.
“He is mature enough to adapt his game to different conditions and certainly appears very driven to do well in the sport. It will be crucial that he learns early to balance his academics and cricketing responsibilities.”
The advertised position listed implementation of transformation targets, recruitment of top players, provision of monthly progress reports and active engagement in personal and player development among a dozen duties, while applicants must at least possess a Cricket South Africa level two qualification – or an equivalent.
Candidates with more than five years of coaching experience at provincial level, first-class playing experience and a sports science background will be preferred.