Danish powerhouse Skanderborg is delighted to announce the signing of South African speedster Johan van Dyk as their Player/Coach for their 2024 Denmark Elitedevision campaign.

Van Dyk is a promising seam bowling all-rounder playing for Northern Cape in South African domestic cricket.

Whilst he’s had an intermittent career to date, his exploits over the past few seasons have ensured he’s regularly featured in red-ball cricket, in particular.

His recent season tally’s of 12 wickets at 19.91 (2017/18), 18 wickets at 16.38 (2018/19), 13 wickets at 18.53 (2019/20), 11 wickets at 33.36 (2021/22), and 15 wickets at 16.13 (2022/23) take his overall first-class tally to 93 poles at 19.92 with six 5-wicket bags.

A right-arm seamer and hard-hitting lower-middle order batter, van Dyk made his first-class and T20 debuts for Free State in February 2015, but failed to cement his spot, despite strong performances. After 4 wickets at 14.75 (2014/15) and 7 wickets at 27.28 (2015/16), he enjoyed more game time in 2016/17 and subsequently cemented his spot since.

Van Dyk has also weighed in with notable contributions with the bat, with a highest first-class score of 58 and an average of 13.03.

The quick was long regarded as a player of serious promise. He represented Free State through the age groups and starred in two Coke Weeks, where he averaged 18 (2011/12) and 20.20 (2012/13) with the ball. In September 2014, he represented South Africa Emerging Players at the Africa Cricket Association Cup before excelling for the University of Free State in the Varsity Competition (December 2014). He continued to shine for the University in the Red Bull Campus and National Club Championships before his final match in April 2017.

In a view to continuing his development, he traveled abroad in 2019 to play for Home Counties Premier League side Thame Town. He enjoyed a productive season taking 35 wickets at 17.74, in what is a strong standard of league cricket. The South African quick was quick to put pen to paper in order to return to Thame again in 2020 before COVID stuck.

Having been unable to travel over the past few years, Van Dyk has put pen to paper to embark on a different venture in 2024. The South African will jet off to Europe to join Danish powerhouse Skanderborg as Player/Coach for their Denmark Elitedivision campaign.