Vernon Philander was peerless!

After 64 Test matches, Vernon Philander this week bid farewell to international cricket. Naturally a lot of Vernon’s career records and statistics have been dished up lately. Just remember this one and savour it for a moment: Of all the bowlers who have played Test cricket since Vernon made his debut in November 2011 and have taken more than 150 wickets, no one has a better average – 22.32. In his era Vernon Philander was peerless! One World of Sport is proud and privileged to have been part of Vernon’s journey every step of the way. We wish you and your family everything of the very best for the future! Continue reading

Van Zyl seals new Gray Nicolls contract

Sussex’s leading batsman, Stiaan van Zyl, has renewed his sponsorship contract with the renowned English batmakers, Gray Nicolls, until the end of the 2021 county season. Van Zyl first signed up with Gray Nicolls when he started his county career with Sussex in 2017.  His 2018 season was unfortunately cut short because of injury, but Van Zyl was in prolific form in 2017 and again this season.  He made just under 1,000 first-class runs at an average of 49,00, including a particularly memorable innings of 173 at Lord’s against Middlesex. Van Zyl recently renewed his contract with Sussex, also until 2021. Continue reading

New players at One World of Sport

One World of Sport is proud to announce the signing of two top, young cricketers. Jean du Plessis is a right-hand, top order batsman.  He laid down his marker at youth level, representing South Africa U.19 in 2017 & 18.  He is from South Western Districts and has a senior provincial contract with the province until the 2019/20 season.  In first-class and List A cricket Du Plessis, who is still only 20 years old, has already scored three centuries and five half-centuries.  His List A average already stands at an impressive 40.00. Fritz de Beer is a left-hand, top order batsman from Boland.  He is 22 years old and contracted at Boland until the 2019/20 season.  De Beer is in the choice company of batsmen who have scored a century on their first-class debut – a 104 against KZN Inland in January 2018.  Since his debut De Beer, who also… Continue reading

Two top cricketers sign with One World of Sport

One World of Sport is proud to announce the signing of two top, young cricketers. Tsepo Ndwandwa is an orthodox, left-arm spin bowler.  Ndwandwa hails from Eastern Province, where he represented his province at youth level, but has really made his mark in first-class cricket at South Western Districts.  At the end of the 2017/18 season, his full one in first-class cricket, Ndwandwa was part of a small group of players selected by Cricket South Africa to attend a spin-bowling camp in India.  During the 2018/19 domestic season, he also had his first taste of franchise cricket when he represented the Cobras in three matches (including a semi-final) in the Momentum One Day Cup.  Ndwandwa is 23 years old and has a bright future in professional cricket. Another future star is former South Africa U.19 all-rounder Jason Niemand.  Niemand is from Border and currently under contract at the province until… Continue reading

New signings for One World of Sport

One World of Sport is proud to announce the signing of two exciting cricketers. Zimbabwean Solomon Mire is an established international player who has represented his country in all three formats of the game – two Test matches, 40 ODI’s and 7 T20I’s.  Mire is a right-handed top order batsman.  He is particularly effective in white-ball cricket.  In ODI’s he has an average of 21.00 at a strike rate of 82.75, with a highest score of 112.  In T20I’s Mire has scored his runs at an average of 35.57 and a strike rate of 129.68, with a highest score of 94.  Mire has also played for the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Big Bash. Mihlali (“Popos”) Mpongwana is a future star.  He made his debut for Western Province during the 2018/19 season, representing them in one first-class and six List A matches.  He was also one of the stars for… Continue reading

Rising stars sign with OWS

Two young cricket stars, Ryan Murray from Zimbabwe and South African Jade de Klerk, have signed agency agreements with One World of Sport. Murray is a 20-year old right-hand middle order batsman who has already played five ODI’s for Zimbabwe.  The ODI’s were all played in a series in July 2018 against Pakistan.  He made a top score of 47 and ended the series with a solid average of 27.00 against one of the finest bowling attacks in world cricket today. Murray currently studies at the University of Stellenbosch. De Klerk has been one of the stars of the South Africa U.19 team over the past two years.  He is a spin bowling allrounder – left-arm orthodox and a lower middle order batsman.  Since making his SA U.19 debut in 2016, De Klerk played in five U.19 Test matches and 26 U.19 ODI’s.  On the SA U.19 tour to England… Continue reading

Bokako joins OWS stable

One World of Sport is proud to announce that it has captured the signature of 25-year old right-arm fast bowler, Tladi Bokako. Bokako, who hails from the Eastern Cape, moved from the Warriors to the Cobras at the start of the 2018/19 season.  He has signed a two-year deal with the Cape Town-based team that will see him playing in their colours until April 2020.  Bokako moved to Cape Town in search of more game time and he’ll be hoping to make an impact across all three formats of the game. Bokako attended the National Academy in the winter of 2017.  He has taken 143 wickets in 46 first-class matches at an average of 25.84, with best figures of 5/14.     Continue reading

Four top cricketers sign with One World of Sport

One World of Sport is proud to announce the signing of four top, young cricketers. Mthi Nabe is a right-arm, medium fast bowler.  He had a breakthrough season in franchise cricket in 2017/18 and played in 85% of the Cobras’ matches across all three formats, taking 36 wickets.  Cricket South Africa have noticed his performances and recognised this by inviting him to the National Cricket Academy for this winter.  He will be at the Academy from 21 May until middle August.  Nabe has signed a contract with the Cobras for the next two seasons. Finki Serame and Hanno Kotze are both established provincial players with the potential to play franchise cricket.  Both players recently signed 2-year senior provincial contracts with Boland.  Serame is an off-break bowler who has played for the Dolphins and Cobras before.  Kotze is a right-hand, top order batsman.  He had a big 2017/18 season for South… Continue reading

New sponsorship deals

                              Two international players represented by One World of Sport recently signed new long-term sponsorship deals with two global giants of the cricket equipment market. Proteas all-rounder Vernon Philander will play with SS Ton until at least December 2019.  Philander will be the only current South African international player sponsored by SS Ton and he will be supported directly out of Meerut, India by the brand’s holding company, Sareen Sports Industries. Philander first major international series with his new sponsors was the recently completed Test series against India.  He promptly repaid SS Ton by being announced as the Player of the Series. Former Proteas batsman Stiaan van Zyl, who now plays county cricket for Sussex, committed himself to the well-known English batmakers Gray Nicolls until December 2019.  When with Sussex from April to September, Van Zyl… Continue reading

Van Zyl, Waller padding up in Bangladesh

Two experienced international cricketers represented by One World of Sport, Stiaan van Zyl and Malcolm Waller, earlier this week joined up with their respective squads for the 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). This is Waller’s second stint in the BPL.  In 2015 he played for Dhaka Dynamites but this season will ply his trade with Rajshahi Kings.  2017 marks Van Zyl’s debut in the BPL.  He will play for Chittagong Vikings. The 2017 BPL will feature seven teams:  Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Khulna Titans, Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders and Sylhet Sixers.  In the first round of the tournament the teams play each other twice, home and away.  The top four teams will qualify for the play-offs starting on 8 December, with the final on 12 December at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.   Continue reading