Western Province include Wesley Bedja, name Beuran Hendricks captain

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Seamer Wesley Bedja has been named in Western Province’s squad for this week’s 4-Day Domestic Series fixture against North West at Newlands in Cape Town.

Bedja represents Green Point Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association premier league – and has been playing for Western Province Colts recently.

Western Province Cricket Club’s Gavin Kaplan and Durbanville Cricket Club’s Onke Nyaku have also been named in the 15-man squad.

Seamer Beuran Hendricks will captain Western Province in the absence of wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne, who is with the Proteas for this month’s ODI series against India.

Western Province seamer Nandre Burger, batsman Tony de Zorzi and all-rounder Mihlali Mpongwana are also with the Proteas.

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Western Province squad to face North West

  1. Beuran Hendricks (captain)
  2. George Linde (vice-captain)
  3. Eddie Moore
  4. Dane Paterson
  5. Daniel Smith
  6. David Bedingham
  7. Gavin Kaplan
  8. Jonathan Bird
  9. Kyle Simmonds
  10. Liyema Waqu
  11. Mthiwekhaya Nabe
  12. Onke Nyaku
  13. Valentine Kitime
  14. Wesley Bedja
  15. Yaseen Vallie

“We’re looking forward to a good battle on the field. Our team is still looking really strong even though we have a few guys called up to the national set-up. We have a really good squad and we’re looking forward to seeing what the younger players can produce on the field,” said Moore.

“The team is in a good space coming off a really good win against the Titans. Hopefully we can take that momentum forward into this coming week.”

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