Keymer and Hassocks Cricket Club have announced the signing of South African cricketer Dylan Hector as their overseas player for the forthcoming 2017 season.
The 19-year-old from George, South Africa will join the club from Mid-April to look to strengthen the senior first eleven and also help develop younger players within the community.
Hector, a top order batsman and spin bowler will join Keymer and Hassocks as his first opportunity of overseas cricket.
Hector currently plays his cricket in the South Western Districts in the Western Cape, representing Pacaltsdorp United CC.
He has enjoyed a successful start to his young cricketing career, which includes representing his national side at the under 17 level.
As well as looking to contribute to the club’s senior first eleven, Hector is also very keen to work closely with Keymer and Hassocks’ large junior section to help develop and improve the next generation of cricketers in Hassocks.
Alex Brakell, club captain of Keymer and Hassocks said “We are delighted as a club to have been able to secure an overseas player for the forthcoming season with Dylan’s ability. We are confident he can deliver both on and off the field and help the club build on last season. He will provide strength at the top of the batting order as well as being a threat as a spin option.”
Dylan Hector said: "It’s such an honour to represent KHCC for the season.
“I look forward to the challenge of playing in different conditions and experiencing life in the UK.
“Hopefully I can make contributions both on and off the pitch to assist anyone at any time.”