Cape Cobras

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Nashua Mobile
Cape Cobras
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Captain: Justin Ontong
Coach: Paul Adams
Colors:      Blue      Yellow
Founded: 2005
Home ground: Newlands Cricket Ground
Capacity: 25,000
Official website: Cape Cobras

The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras often shortened to Cape Cobras is the name used since the 2005–06 season by the combined Western Province and Boland first class cricket teams in South African domestic cricket. The joint Western Province and Boland team was named Western Province Boland for the 2004–05 season. The Cobras home venues are Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town and Boland Bank Park, Paarl.The Cobras used to be called Western Province until Boland Cricket and Western Province merged in 2005.

The Cobras play in the Sunfoil Cup, Momentum 1 Day Cup and Standard Bank Twenty20 competitions.

Honours[edit]

  • SuperSport Series (3) - 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012-13 ; shared (0) -
  • MTN Championship (1) - 2006–07
  • Pro20 Series (2) - 2008–09, 2010–2011"

Anecdotal[edit]

In 2008 the Cape Cobras theme song 'Cobras' was a result of the competition 'Nashua Cape Cobras: Lyrics with Venom', which was won by Al Paton and Lesley Paton, whose lyrics were set to music by producer Gabi Le Roux, with executive producer Clive Ridgeway.

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Alistair Gray South Africa (1982-06-08) 8 June 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Andrew Puttick South Africa (1980-12-11) 11 December 1980 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Omphile Ramela South Africa (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Batsmen
1 Hashim Amla South Africa (1983-03-31) 31 March 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium One-day opener
Uwe Birkenstock South Africa (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
21 JP Duminy South Africa (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break
88 Richard Levi South Africa (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium One-day opener
28 Justin Ontong South Africa (1980-01-04) 4 January 1980 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Keegan Petersen South Africa (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Yaseen Vallie South Africa (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
74 Stiaan van Zyl South Africa (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Clyde Fortuin South Africa (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 19) Right-handed
44 Dane Vilas South Africa (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 29) Right-handed
All-rounders
Sybrand Engelbrecht South Africa (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off-spin
34 Justin Kemp South Africa (1979-24-03) 3 December 1979 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shaheen Khan South Africa (1987-06-28) 28 June 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right Armmedium-fast
5 Robin Peterson South Africa (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 35) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
24 Vernon Philander South Africa (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
Sunil Narine Trinidad and Tobago (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break T-20 only
Dane Piedt South Africa (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Seam Bowlers
Beuran Hendricks South Africa (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Petrus Jeftha South Africa (1987-04-07) 7 April 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast
9 Rory Kleinveldt South Africa (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
67 Charl Langeveldt South Africa (1974-12-17) 17 December 1974 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast One-day only
Aviwe Mgijima South Africa (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Travis Muller South Africa (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Dane Paterson South Africa (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast
Zakhele Qwabe South Africa (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Mthokozisi Shezi South Africa (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Left arm medium
8 Dale Steyn South Africa (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Lizaad Williams South Africa (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

2014 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in last 2 seasons) & [1]

Noted players[edit]

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions