Merger strengthens club cricket in KZN

2013-08-30 00:00

BEREA Rovers and Durban Collegians cricket clubs have amalgamated, allowing the formation of a club which could become a major force in KwaZulu-Natal cricket.

Playing under the banner of Berea Rovers, the merger allows players previously at Collegians to turn out for Rovers, empowering the club to challenge for the coveted Premier League title.

“This amalgamation will empower the club and grow depth at the same time,” said Berea Rovers Cricket Club chairperson Wayne Scott.

“Our ambition for the season is to be in the running for the various trophies and obviously the Premier League, which has been with our neighbours Crusaders for a while,” Scott added.

While the club boast the core of quality players from last year, including promising youngsters Brandon Scullard, Kyle Buckthorpe, Mark Airey, Jason Laco-Allin and Byron Langley, notable new signings include Dolphins opening batsman Cameron Delport from Collegians, Cody Goertze (Pinetown) and Shilo Ramdin (Delta).

Pre-season friendlies have already started with the first team squad involved in matches against Glenwood High School this weekend and Clifton College the following week.

This allows club and schoolboy players to get into their stride before matters get serious on the pitch.

Rovers also have a strong women’s section and field two teams this year along with five senior men’s and two junior teams.

Practice for the eniors starts in the second week of September, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 pm to 6.30 pm; women on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4.30 pm to 6 pm and juniors on Fridays from 4.30 pm to 6 pm.

For more details, contact Wayne Scott on 078 801 8278.

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