Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the Momentum Women’s squad to be awarded national contracts, following the Board’s approval of the 14 contracted Momentum Proteas women’s players for 2017-18 season.
“Congratulations to opening bat Laura Wolvaardt – who is the only newcomer to our women’s squad, and to both Suné Luus and Ayabonga Khaka, who have been promoted to the top tier,” said CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
The contracts will cover the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, and includes the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup and the extended women’s international fixtures announced by the ICC following the team’s successes at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier series, recently in Sri Lanka.
CSA Contracted Women Proteas Players:
Dané van Niekerk (Eastern Province)
Ayabonga Khaka (Border)
Suné Luus (Northerns)
Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)
Mignon du Preez (Northerns)
Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng)
Trisha Chetty (Gauteng)
Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal)
Lizelle Lee (North West)
Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo (Northerns)
Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province)
Masabata Klaas (Free State)
Andrie Steyn (Western Province)
Moseline Daniels (Boland)
Photo 1 caption: Laura Wolvaardt is the only player to pick up a coveted Cricket SA national contract ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup England and Wales in June, and her opening batsman stats – which boast a century and three 50’s in 15 innings at an average of 36.23 – prove the call-up more than a good bet. Photo: ICC
Photo 2 caption: Right-arm medium pacer Ayabonga Khaka has earned herself a top-tier contract, and her worth was demonstrated when she sent down her 10 overs for a meagre 9 runs in addition to two wickets to the good, when SA beat Scotland by 6 wickets in their recent encounter, at the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier series in Sri Lanka. Photo: ICC
Photo 3 caption: Suné Luus has become Ms Dependable in a winning outfit, taking wickets and scoring runs both up- and down the order to swing matches to the Momentum Proteas’ advantage on many occasion. Photo: ICC
With editing by gsport