South African speedster signs for Murton - 28/09/15

Phumzile Yiba

MURTON have signed 25 year old South African pace bowling all-rounder Phumzile Yiba.

Yiba is a right-arm speedster who hit the headlines last season by taking figures of 6-21 from 21.3 overs for Eastern Province against rivals Easterns.

In only his second first-class outing for EP, Yiba was a revelation on a placid St George’s Park pitch, as Easterns struck 304 in their first innings. Somewhat surprisingly, Yiba only played one further first-class match last season - against Boland where he picked up the wicket of run-machine Keegan Petersen en-route to figures of 1-41 (11) and 0-17 (6) .

He played for EP in a Twenty20 match in February 2015 and remains in the mix for first-class honours in future.

The quick, who has represented EP through the age-groups and is a stand-out performer in Premier League cricket for United Brothers Cricket Club. In his final outing last summer against NMMU, Yiba belted a 70-ball 144, then backed up with figures of 4-22 (10) to highlight his all-round skills.

The EP seam bowling all-rounder has recently signed for Murton and will be hoping to make a major impact in the Readers Durham Cricket League next summer.


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