Who is new Cape Cobras recruit Ben Ward?

File image: Ben Ward.

Leg-spinning all-rounder Ben Ward has been named in the Cape Cobras’ squad for the 2020-21 One-Day Cup.

Ward has been capped 13 times at T20I level for Jersey, most recently against Oman, Ireland and Hong Kong in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in October 2019.

He debuted for Boland at List A level in the CSA One-Day Challenge in February 2020.

“Ben was born in Jersey and represents them at ICC associate level, but is a South African passport holder,” said Cobras head coach Ashwell Prince.

“He had some excellent performances for Maties in the Varsity Cup, which was played at the same ground, Senwes Park, in a similar type of tournament where the fixtures are congested. The square gets a lot of traffic on it, so spin comes more and more into play.”

The 22-year-old is the son of Western Province Cricket Club head coach Laurie Ward.

File image: Ben Ward.

Jersey Players in WPCA Club Cricket

Jersey has also been represented in Western Province Cricket Association club competition.

Batsman Jonty Jenner played for Cape Town Cricket Club. Seamer Ben Kynman was associated with Ottoman Cricket Club and Green Point Cricket Club.

Cape Cobras Squad

The Cobras have also included former Proteas batsman Christiaan Jonker, who has been contracted by Boland and recently joined Robertson Cricket Club.

The franchise is without Cape Town Cricket Club’s Kyle Verreynne and Brackenfell Cricket Club’s George Linde, who are with the Proteas’ Test squad in Pakistan.

  • Zubayr Hamza (captain)
  • Aviwe Mgijima
  • Benjamin Ward
  • Christiaan Jonker
  • Corbin Bosch
  • Imraan Manack
  • Janneman Malan
  • Jason Smith
  • Jean du Plessis
  • Jonathan Bird
  • Nandre Burger
  • Onke Nyaku
  • Pieter Malan
  • Siyabonga Mahima
  • Tony De Zorzi
  • Ziyaad Abrahams

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