Cobus Signs in for 2014!
Lowerhouse Cricket Club are pleased to announce the signing of South African all rounder Cobus Pienaar for the 2014 Fosters Lancashire League season.
Cobus who represents the Titans Franchise in South Africa is a left handed batsmen and right arm medium fast bowler.
Also the captain of the Northerns state side, 28 year old Cobus has played 62 first class games, scoring 3183 runs at 33.50 with a best of 185. His bowling has captured 126 wickets at 30.20 with a best of 5-39.
Cobus recently helped Titans to the final of the Momentum One Day Cup with vital runs batting at number 3 and important wickets as Titans recovered from a poor start to their campaign to reach the final against Cape Cobras. Bad weather curtailed the final and the cup was shared.
Lowerhouse Managing Director Matthew Stansfield commented “We are delighted to welcome a player of Cobus’ quality to Lowerhouse. We were aware Francois was unable to return quite early last season and we have tracked Cobus for some time. His recent form in South Africa is indicative of his quality and we feel his status as a state captain and genuine all rounder makes him a perfect replacement for Francois and compliments our side perfectly. I’ve spoken to Cobus at length and he’s looking forward to the challenge”.
Lowerhouse would like to thank Gary Hunt at Cric-Intro for his assistance.