Prolific all-rounder Francois Mostert bound for Bangor - 23/02/15

Francois MostertBANGOR have signed prolific South African all-rounder Francois Mostert ahead of their 2015 North Wales League campaign.

Mostert (22) is a seam bowling all-rounder who has excelled in the UK, New Zealand and his homeland South Africa.

A right-arm quick and explosive left-hand batsman, Mostert is currently plying his trade in Oamaru (as player/coach for Valley CC), in New Zealand’s deep south, where he also represents the provincial side North Otago.

Mostert recently produced a record-breaking, match-winning performance for the province, striking 159 following 5-68 in the first-innings against Mid-Canterbury in the national Hawke Cup competition.

His all-round exploits followed pre-Christmas bowling figures of 6-23, 6-40 and 5-63 for the province.

Mostert has to date, played 5 Hawke Cup matches this summer scoring 304 runs at 76 and taken 24 wickets at 11.46.

This followed his 2013/14 exploits for North Otago (149 runs at 24.32 and 13 wickets at 13.78) and club side Oamaru (505 runs at 56.10 and 26 wickets at 16.05), with whom he won the “Senior Batting Aggregate” and “Cricketer of the Year” awards in Premier cricket.

Success though is something Mostert is accustomed too, given his performances around the globe.

Prior to jet setting to the UK and New Zealand, Mostert had excelled in the star-studded Northerns Premier League in Pretoria, for club sides Centurian Kaveliers (2011/12 – 320 runs at 29.09 and 40 wickets at 18.45) and PHSOB (2012/13 – 130 runs at 26 and 40 wickets at 15.52).

During the latter, he was 3 wickets shy of being the leading wicket-taker in the Premier League. He was also a member of the Northerns Academy (2011-12) and played two seasons with the Northerns “B” side (2011/12-12/13).

Thereafter, Mostert embarked on the first of three seasons in England, for Saddleworth and District club Moorside.

Over his three years with the club, Mostert racked up 1,868 runs at 26.69 with two centuries across league and cup cricket.

With the ball, he was one of the league’s most feared seamers, taking 209 wickets including season tally’s of 70 at 10.53 (2012), 68 at 18.28 (2013) and 71 at 12.43 (2014).

Bangor will be hoping Mostert can replicate his success abroad once again in their quest for Premiership glory in 2015.

 

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