Sunday 13 November 2011 

County Cricketers Abroad

County Cricketers Abroad
County Cricketers Abroad
© Action Images
 

South Africa’s domestic circuit works in much the same way as Zimbabwe’s, only with six franchises as opposed to five, and the competitions played so far are the SuperSport Series (four-day) and the Franchise One-Day Cup.

Owais Shah (Essex and Cape Cobras)
2011 First-Class Season: 574 runs at 33.8.
2011-12 Domestic Season: 18 runs at nine.
Shah had a mediocre county season for Essex after returning from the IPL last year and has continued in the same vein in his second season with the Cobras. He has scores of 11 and seven to show for his efforts so far despite his side winning both of their matches.

Zander de Bruyn (Surrey and Lions)
2011 First-Class Season: 1383 runs at 59.8, 13 wickets at 41.
2011-12 Domestic Season: 195 runs at 24.38, eight wickets at 48.75.
De Bruyn has continued to struggle since joining up with his franchise and has scores of 10, 17, 1no and 17no from his last four innings. He has also taken only one wicket.

Neil McKenzie (Hampshire and Lions)
2011 First-Class Season: 1120 runs at 41.48.
2011-12 Domestic Season: 573 runs at 63.67.
His Lions teammate has been far more prolific and, despite getting a duck in their defeat to the Titans, followed it up with innings of 101 and 72 in their limited-overs wins over the Cobras and the Knights.

Alviro Petersen (Glamorgan and Lions)
2011 First-Class Season: 1069 runs at 42.8, one wicket at 160.
2011-12 Domestic Season: 521 runs at 47.36, three wickets at 48.67.
Possible Glamorgan Kolpak recruit and Lions captain Petersen hit 62 in his last match against the Knights but could not prevent his side coming up short in Kimberley.

Roelof van der Merwe (Somerset and Titans)
2011 County Season: 169 T20 runs at 56.3, four wickets at 31.
2011-12 Domestic Season: nine runs at three, one wicket at 129.
Van der Merwe has struggled at number three in the Titans’ batting order so far and has a highest score of seven from three knocks. His bowling has been economical; he has conceded just 4.5 runs per over in some relatively high-scoring games.

Martin van Jaarsveld (Leicestershire and Titans)
2011 First-Class Season: 755 runs at 30.2 (for Kent).
2011-12 Domestic Season: 266 runs at 29.56, one wicket at 26.
Titans captain van Jaarsveld has continued to struggle somewhat and has passed 50 only once in his last five innings.

The New Zealand domestic season has just begun with the first round of Plunket Shield matches having been played.

Andre Adams (Nottinghamshire and Auckland)
2011 First-Class Season: 551 runs at 24, 67 wickets at 22.6.
2011-12 Domestic Season: 38 runs at 19, 11 wickets at 11.18.
Adams has continued from where he left off for Nottinghamshire, taking 11 wickets in the match on a spicy track at the New Cobham Oval in Whangarei. He even had time to talk to Radio Sport New Zealand and say that the country’s cricket was in its worst state for a decade.

Steven Finn (Middlesex, England and Otago)
2011 First-Class Season: 41 wickets at 24.2.
2011-12 Domestic Season: five wickets at 19.4.
Finn bowled with pace and hostility in his first outing for the Volts, with former Black Caps batsman, Craig McMillan, saying that he was a step up from the rest of the bowlers on show in Rangiora.

© Cricket World 2011

All stats are correct up to and including matches on 12/11/11.