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.    

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.  

OWS Cricketers in the UK and Holland

As always a healthy contingent of One World of Sport cricketers are plying their trade in club cricket during the UK’s 2017 season. Craig Alexander and Gihahn Cloete are enjoying their first taste of English club cricket.  Alexander is playing for Preston Nomads (based in Hove) in the Sussex Premier League and Cloete for Prestwich in the newly formed Greater Manchester Cricket League. For Aubrey Swanepoel, Brendon Louw and Michael Erlank it is the second time in their careers that they have the privilege of playing club cricket in England.  Swanepoel is with Stokesley in the tough North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier League, while Louw and Erlank are both at Lancashire premier league clubs – Ribblesdale Wanderers and Accrington respectively. One World of Sport’s Australian client, Gerry Fatouros, signed up for another season at The Mote in Kent. Kelly Smuts is into his fourth consecutive season as the overseas … Continue reading

Young players sign with One World of Sport

A number of promising young cricketers recently put pen to paper on an agency and management agreement with One World of Sport. Shaheen Khan is a 29-year old allrounder (right-hand batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler) who has already played franchise cricket for the Cobras in all three formats of the game.  He made his first-class debut for Western Province in 2011 and has also represented the Gauteng Strikers. Cebo Tshiki is originally from Border but now plies his trade with Boland, where he has a semi-pro contract.  He has already represented the Cobras in the Sunfoil Series and T20 Challenge.  Tshiki is a left-hand top order batsman and played SA Schools in 2007.  He is 26 years old. More recently, Kyle Verreynne, Liam Smith and Luke Philander all played for the SA U.19 team at the 2016 U.19 World Cup in Bangladesh.  Verreynne is a wicketkeeper and top order, … Continue reading

Van Zyl pens 3-year deal at Sussex

Proteas and Cape Cobras all-rounder Stiaan van Zyl has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at English county Sussex. The 29-year old will ply his trade as a local player from April 2017 after completing the 2016/17 season with the Cape Cobras. Van Zyl has played 12 Test matches for South Africa and made an unbeaten century on debut against the West Indies at Centurion in 2014.  The left-hander has played 131 first-class matches, scoring almost 8,000 runs in the process, including 18 centuries and averaging 42.78. His List A record is also impressive, having made over 3,000 runs in his 103 matches.   His medium-pace bowling has yielded over 50 wickets in first-class cricket. Van Zyl said of his move to Sussex:  “I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious club and can’t wait to be contributing on and off the field, especially with the youngsters … Continue reading

Young guns with One World of Sport

Three exciting young cricketers, Patrick Kruger, Kyle Degambur and Chad Classen, recently signed agency contracts with One World of Sport. Kruger (21) is a batting all-rounder from Northern Cape, where he is on a semi-pro contract. He made his first-class debut in 2013. At the Club Championships in Pretoria in April, Kruger was the Player of the Tournament. During the winter he attended the National Cricket Academy in Pretoria and he was one of Northern Cape’s star players in the Africa T20 Cup in September, where the team lost in the final. Kruger has been included in the Knights squad for this season’s T20 competition. Degambur is a wicketkeeper / batsman. For the 2016/17 season he is on a semi-pro contract at Easterns. Degambur (22) made his provincial debut for Easterns last season, having opted to first complete his university studies. Classen is a 19-year old, right-ram fast bowler from … Continue reading