Carlton is delighted to welcome the return of their South African star, Corné Dry, for a second stint in 2020.

Dry impressed not only for Carlton in the Eastern Premiership last summer, but also for the Eastern Knights in the Scottish provincial competition.

An enviable record

Dry is an established South African first-class all-rounder playing for Free State and the Knights Franchise. Dry, who attended the prestigious Grey College and represented South Africa Under-19s, boasts an enviable domestic record.

In his career dating back to his first-class debut in February 2012, Dry has played over 130 matches and is on the verge of the 300 wickets and 2,000 run double. He has taken 11 five-wicket hauls, scored 8 fifties and 1 century (142).

He has become a consistent performer at Franchise level and, in August 2014, earned selection to play for South Africa A against the touring Australian A side.

Corné in action in Scotland last summer. Pic courtesy of Cricket Europe.

From prodigy to pro

His success at domestic level has come as no surprise, given his exploits for South Africa at Under-19 level. He played 12 Youth ODI’s for South Africa, alongside the likes of Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, and England’s Keaton Jennings, to include the 2012 World Cup. He has since excelled for both Free State and the Knights and continues to pursue higher honours.

Overseas success

The talented pace bowling all-rounder has played three successful stints in England (Brixham – Devon League in 2016), Holland (Dosti – Topklasse in 2017) and Scotland (Carlton – CSL Eastern Premiership in 2019).

Carlton return for Corné

Given his success for the latter and several match-winning outings for the Eastern Knights (124 runs at 124 and 11 wickets at 13.63), he is set to return to Carlton for a second stint in 2020.