Pienaar signs for Netherfield - 23/03/17

Obus Pienaar-Oct-2015

Netherfield Cricket Club are pleased to announce the signing of South African All Rounder Obus Pienaar./p>

Pienaar (27), is an explosive right-hand batsman from Bloemfontein, South Africa who has played for Free State and The Eagles Franchise Teams.

He spent the 2016 season in England and excelled hitting an incredible 11 centuries for Sleaford in Lincolnshire, where he struck a record breaking 1,507 Premier League runs and averaged 107.64.

Most recently Obus spent the winter in Wellington, New Zealand playing in the A team whilst trying to qualify for the First Class Province team. Domestically the talented all rounder ply’s his trade for Taita District in the Ewen Chatfield Trophy.

The talented all rounder has achieved national honours playing for the South African Schools, Under-19’s, while he has also represented the Chevrolet Knights Franchise breaking the South African domestic record in 2011 for the quickest double century (212), scored from only 177 balls.

Pienaar also broke AB De Villiers record for the highest individual score in NCU Premier History scoring 244 against CYMS from only 111 balls. The knock included 22 sixes and 13 fours.

Netherfield Cricket Club Secretary Ian Heath spoke of his delight in the latest signing:

“It has taken some serious effort and hard work to get this signing over the line however we are very pleased and delighted to welcome Obus to Netherfield Cricket Club. He comes with a great reputation from former Clubs in both England and Northern Ireland”. 

 

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