Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs is set to make his return to cricket on the Western Province club scene. He has not played competitive cricket since representing the Leo Lions in the Masters Champions League in February 2016.
Club Cricket SA reports that 43-year-old Gibbs will play for Pinelands Cricket Club in their Western Province Cricket Association first division B fixture against Hottentots Holland Cricket Club on Saturday (November 25).
As further cited by Club Cricket SA, Pinelands Cricket Club chairperson Steven Westraad said: “Herschelle is still hungry to play and test himself. The fact that guys like him, who have played at the highest level, are still keen to play club cricket is great for the game in general.
“We try really hard at Pinelands, looking after the youngsters and ensuring there is a mentorship aspect to our cricket. Gibbs’ presence will help that - and it’s great to see youngsters having a bowl at him.
“Teams will have their ups and downs on the field, but the success and longevity of a club is really about what you do around those results, ensuring guys come back and are keen to remain part of a real community. Gibbs sees that within our club and wants to be a part of it.”
Excited to be playing for pinelands cricket club on sat... #fresh— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) November 21, 2017