ACC sign Topklasse SA duo - 07/03/19

Jean Marais

Amsterdamsche have signed South African pair Brady Barends and Jean Marais for their Topklasse campaign.

Barends (30) is a stand-out performer in South African domestic cricket, currently skippering the North West Dragons in Durban.

A genuine pace bowling all-rounder, Barends has excelled across the three formats and since his List A debut in January 2010, taking 330 plus wickets alongside 2,600 plus runs.

Barends has also excelled with numerous UK clubs, most recently his prolific two season stint with Ribblesdale League's Padiham, taking 38 wickets at 11.74 and 58 wickets at 14.21 (alongside 259 runs at 23.55 and 679 runs at 37.72) in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Joining Barends is felloow South African Jean Marais (26), who is a talented wicket-keeper batsman with 7 professional games for Boland under his belt.

Recently Marais has excelled for the star-studded Durbanville club in Cape Town’s Western Province Premier League, helping his side to numerous titles, including the WP T20 competition and National T20 Community Cup Club Championships last summer.

Both players are delighted to be joining ACC for what promises to be a strong Topklasse competition in 2019, due to relaxed league regulations.


Check out Brady's CricX profile here

Check out Jean's CricX profile here


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