Strandfontein Cricket Club sign Michael Appollis from Claremont Cricket Club

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Strandfontein Cricket Club have signed wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Appollis ahead of the 2023-24 Western Province Cricket Association first division A.

Appollis played for Claremont Cricket Club during 2022-23’s title-winning WPCA premier league campaign.

“Welcome to the Strandfontein family. We hope you have a lekker time and enjoy each moment,” read a brief statement from Strandfontein Cricket Club.

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Chippendale returns

Last week, Strandfontein Cricket Club confirmed the return of batsman Josh Chippendale.

Chippendale left the Western Cape for a stint with the Warriors in provincial cricket last year. He played for the Warriors in the One-Day Cup, but has since returned to Cape Town.

“It’s great to have Josh back with us. His time with the Warriors would have brought a lot of learning,” Strandfontein Cricket Club chairman Jamaine Cloete told Club Cricket SA.

“He will bring a lot of value to the team and will help our push to get back into the WPCA premier league.

“I know Josh is looking forward to his time at Strandfontein again and this should translate to good results on the field for him and the team.”

Heuvel retained

Cloete, too, confirmed the retention of Strandfontein Cricket Club head coach Kevin Heuvel.

“I’m very excited for the season ahead. Having Chippendale back, he’ll add a lot of value to the club with the knowledge he was exposed to,” said Heuvel.

“I’m looking to implement something a little bit different this season. I know this group has been together for a while and has produced match-winners.

“The fire in the group has always been there. The level of maturity can be seen by the way that they play.

“So, my vision for this year is for the group to play at its fullest potential.”

Strandfontein Cricket Club ended the 2022-23 WPCA first division A in eighth position with nine wins, 11 losses and two no-results.

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