• Former Lions fast bowler in Boland squad

    Former Dolphins and Lions fast bowler Craig Alexander has been named in Boland’s squad for this month’s Provincial T20 Cup.

    The squad also features Cape Cobras trio Ferisco Adams, Simon Khomari and Lizaad Williams and will be coached by former Proteas seamer Henry Williams.

    ‘Craig joins us at Boland after we lost Kyle Simmonds to KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Dayyaan Galiem to the Titans,’ Williams told Club Cricket SA earlier this year.

    ‘Galiem is a big loss with the bat, but I believe Craig is a better bowler than him – that’s my personal feeling. When Craig approached us to join us, I knew he would make a difference. He will fill the gaps well and the set of skills he brings with him will be good. I have no doubt he will perform for us.”

    The 32-year-old Alexander played 39 first-class matches for the Lions, 30 for the Dolphins and several others for North West, Western Province and South Africa A.

    ‘He has played franchise cricket and I look forward to Craig showing the youngsters how to do it at the higher level. He is 32, yes, but I was the same age when I debuted for the Proteas, so it’s not such an old age.

    ‘Craig will raise the game of the youngsters and his own game. I think we will have a magnificent bowling attack with the addition of Craig.’

    The Provincial T20 Cup used to be called the Africa T20 Cup. Gauteng are the reigning champions after beating Border in last year’s final.

    Squad: Ferisco Adams, Hendrik Kotze, Achille Cloete, Charl Cyster, Simon Khomari, Lizaad Williams, Cebo Tsiki, Sinalo Gobeni, Fenito Mehl, Craig Alexander, Reeve Cyster, Isma-eel Gafieldien, Fritz De Beer, Henry Williams (head coach).

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