Elworth is pleased to announce the re-signing of South African all-rounder Beyers Swanepoel for their 2023 North Staffs and South Cheshire League campaign.
Swanepoel is an exciting pace-bowling all-rounder currently playing for the star-studded Warriors side in South African domestic cricket.
The all-rounder has been one of the stand-out performers in South Africa in recent seasons, including winning the 2019/20 CSA Cricketer of the Year award.
His career really kicked off following his move from Free State to Northern Cape in 2019/20. He excelled scoring 405 runs at 50.62 and taking 34 wickets at 18.38.
Season highlights included a blistering 188 not out (from 169 balls with 16 fours and 8 sixes) against KwaZulu Natal and a sequence of 5-wicket hauls against Eastern Province (5-84), Northerns (5-40), and North West (7-50).
His exploits for Northern Cape resulted in Franchise inclusion in January 2020, playing a Knights first-class match against the Lions.
He was then selected to represent a CSA Invitational XI against the touring England side a few weeks later, where he produced notable performances in both games – 2-42 and 2-58 / 25* (20), including the wickets of Denly, Ali, Woakes, and Curran.
The right-arm seamer and explosive left-hand batter is now delivering the promise that saw him represent Northerns through all age groups, the Titans Cubs, and South African Universities. For the latter, he was their leading wicket-taker during the South Africa Emerging Players Tri-Series in June-July 2019.
Unfortunately, COVID struck at the wrong time with Swanepoel flying in domestic cricket. Nevertheless, the return of red-ball cricket in 2021/22 culminated with a further 14 wickets at 15 in 3 matches.
Following last season, the all-rounder returned to the UK where he’d previously enjoyed a barnstorming maiden stint with Anston in the Bassetlaw and District Championship back in 2017 (1,395 runs at 46.50 and 66 wickets at 17.61). He played for North Staffs and South Cheshire powerhouse Elworth racking up 572 runs at 31.78 and 33 wickets at 17.21 before an early return at the end of July.
Given his success, the club was swift to re-sign their South African star and much will be expected of the Warriors all-rounder in 2023.