Victor Joins West
Wednesday 10th February 2016 @ 11:29 by Mark Phillip
Denton & Audenshaw Sports

Article courtesy of Denton West’s Official Website

Denton West Cricket Club have announced their overseas player for the forthcoming season.

South African Victor Mahlangu will take up the role during the clubs first season in the Greater Manchester Cricket League.

Victor, 25, currently plays first class cricket in South Africa for Northerns.

Northerns boast a famous history with current test players AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn previously representing the franchise.

Victor is a top order batsmen and seam bowler.

He has previously played for Carlisle and Elton over the past two seasons, racking up serious match winning runs in the process.

In addition to his cricketing abilities, Victor is also a qualified coach.

Upon the announcement West captain Andy O’Brien had the following words: “After Steve Oddy stood down as professional we had a huge void to fill. Steve has been the best pro in the league in my opinion during the last 3 years and anybody following in his footsteps has a tough job on.

“I am delighted Steve is staying with us as amateur allowing us to strengthen the squad.

“Victor fits the bill as a batting all rounder with first class and U.K league experience.

“I can’t wait to see Victor in the side and I’m sure with the support of all associated with Denton West CC he will be a huge success.”

“After signing Sam Sweeney, we look well placed to challenge strongly in the new Grater Manchester Cricket League.”

West Chairman Paul Carter says “I am delighted with the signing of Victor and wish him every success in his time at Denton West CC and i am sure he will be a massive asset to the club in both playing and coaching capacities.

“My thanks to Gareth Senior and Andrew O’Brien in all their hard work in obtaining the services of Victor for 2016”.

In other team news, the club also announced that Hamish Dunlop has committed to the club for 2016.

Hamish was a massive hit in his last full season, helping the club to win the 2013 LCL title with 60 wickets and 500 runs.