Salesbury has pulled off a massive coup with the signing of South African run machine Garnett Tarr for their 2024 North West Cricket League campaign.
Tarr is an explosive opening batter playing for the Knights in South African domestic cricket.
Tarr, who also keeps wicket, has long been regarded as a potential star, and over the past month, he’s started to live up to that billing.
Having returned to the domestic fold, following his stint with Northern Cape pre-COVID (2018/19-2020/21), he has absolutely dominated for the Knights.
He topped the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge batting charts with 597 runs at 85.28 with a strike rate of 96.44. His tally included 3 remarkable centuries against Northern Cape (152), and two against the South Africa Emerging Players (192*), including a ton (105) in the final.
His 163-ball undefeated 192 against the Emerging side contained 23 fours, and 4 sixes. A month later, he would then blitz 153 from 149 balls with 9 fours and 6 sixes against his former side. In the final, he would 11 fours, and 2 sixes en-route to a brilliant 105 (115 balls) to help the Knights set 276 in the first innings.
It wasn’t the first time Tarr had gone big. He has a penchant for centuries, and big ones at that. He boasts a record highest score in CSA Cubs Week of 184*, and has registered multiple centuries abroad whilst playing as a professional in Scotland (Kelburne – WDCU in 2022), and the Netherlands (Sparta – Topklasse in 2023).
For the latter, he racked up 971 runs – 772 at 59.38 to finish as the second leading run-scorer in the Dutch top-tier club competition.
It’s fair to say, Tarr has a future and is looking forward to replicating his white-ball form in red-ball cricket for the Knights this summer.
Thereafter, the South African prospect will return for this third stint abroad having signed with Salesbury for their 2024 North West Cricket League campaign.