Chad Bowes joins Rusty Theron, David White at Bay Blazers

File image: Chad Bowes.

Batsman Chad Bowes is the latest player of South African origin to join the inaugural Minor League Cricket Championship in the United States of America.

Bowes captained South Africa Under-19 before relocating to New Zealand – and has forged a successful career with Canterbury.

He will play for the Bay Blazers in the States. Former Proteas seamer Rusty Theron and ex-South Africa Under-19 duo David White and David Bunn will be Bowe’s team-mates at the Blazers.

Former KwaZulu-Natal batsman Slade van Staden, meanwhile, has joined the Houston Hurricanes.

Ex-South Africa Under-19 batsman Willem Ludick, who was a professional cricketer in New Zealand before moving to the US, will be among van Staden’s team-mates at the Hurricanes.

“I can see why guys like Willem are keen. I think he would have played for New Zealand in a year or two. His decision to go over to the US is also family-orientated,” cricket player agent Chris Cardoso told Club Cricket SA.

“America do amazing things with sport as a product and value offering to the public. Look at the NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL. The US has the capacity and finance to make Minor and Major League Cricket a real success, cricket-wise and commercially.”

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