Cape Town - Wayne Parnell claimed
four major prizes including the ultimate accolade as Cape Cobras’ Player of the Year at the awards-ceremony of the Western Province Cricket Association on
Monday at the WPCC in Claremont.
Parnell was also
named the Cape Cobras Momentum One-day Player of the Year, the Ram Slam T20
Challenge player of the year and the Cape Cobras players’ player of the year.
“I have not seen
Wayne play this well for many summers. It is a just reward for good, consistent
performances,” said Paul Adams, the Cape Cobras coach.
Parnell ended with 16
wickets at an economy-rate of 4.83 in the Momentum One Day Cup series, slammed
237 runs at an average of 47.40 as Ram Slam T20 Challenge opener and also took
eight wickets in the T20-format.
Although he did not
claim the SuperSport series player of the year award, he did average 48.14 with
the bat and captured 23 wickets in five matches, including three consecutive
five-wicket hauls. He claimed 12 wickets in the penultimate match of the season
against the Sunfoil Dolphins, and ripped through the visitors with 7-51 in the
He also hammered his
first first-class century, an unbeaten 111 against the VKB Knights.
Parnell, who recently
married the fashion blogger Aisha Baker, is currently on duty in the Caribbean
as part of the South African One Day International team. South Africa will meet
Australia and the West Indies in a triangular series starting on Friday, June 3.
Dane Vilas was named
Sunfoil Series player of the season for the Cape Cobras. He averaged 69.18 the
past season and featured in a South African fifth wicket stand of 393 with JP
Vilas was also
sensational in the Momentum One Day Cup campaign, hammering 282 runs while only
being dismissed twice.
“Dane picked himself
up so quickly after being dropped from the South African team. People forget
that he is not only a wicketkeeper, but a dynamic presence with the bat for the
Cape Cobras,” said Adams.
Cobus Roodt was named
coach of the year for a second consecutive season. The Western Province woman’s
team claimed the coveted double for a second consecutive season and has now won
seven titles out of eight the past four years.
“We have won 41
matches from 44 in the 50-over contests and 15 T20-matches out of 17 (the past
four years). I think what we have done well is to focus on the things we can
control. We took care of the nitty-gritty and our team-building and attention
to detail helped us to stay ahead of the fast-chasing pack,” said a proud Roodt.
recently promoted to the Cape Cobras’ professional squad, was named first-class
player of the year, having scored 833 runs for the Western Province semi-professional
team that reached the final in the Sunfoil Three-day Cup.
Shandré Fritz was
named women’s player of the year for Western Province.
Northlink was named club of the year, collecting 191 points. The clubs were
measured according to their administrative prowess, league-winning exploits and
The other finalists
were Bergvliet, Hottentots Holland, Kuils River and Ottomans Cricket Club.