Three established provincial players recently put pen to paper on long-term management agreements with One World of Sport.
Since joining Northern Cape from Free State two seasons ago, Beyers Swanepoel’s game has come on in leaps and bounds. Swanepoel is a bowling allrounder – right-arm fast bowler and left-hand batsman. This season in the 3-Day Provincial Cup he has taken the second most wickets (32) at an average of 15.65. Swanepoel has also scored 309 runs at an average of 61.80, including a career best 188* against KwaZulu-Natal. He also made his franchise debut for the Knights in January. Swanepoel was also picked for the
Isma-eel Gafieldien has been the mainstay of the Boland batting line-up the last three seasons. A left-handed batsman blessed with extraordinary powers of concentration, Gafieldien has had a particularly impressive season in the 3-Day Provincial Cup. He has scored the most centuries so far (three), at an average of 55.40 (seventh highest for at least five games) and aggregate total of 554 (third most).
Right-arm fast bowler, Josh Dodd, is now into his second season at Border. In eight first-class matches, Dodd has already taken 24 wickets at an impressive average of 24.70. His scalps include a 7 for 67 against Gauteng, featuring a batting line-up that included Stephen Cook and Wiaan Mulder. This season Dodd also notched up his highest score in provincial cricket, a 93 against Western Province in a List A game in East London.