We are delighted to welcome Bradley Barnes to Clontarf as overseas player/coach for the 2017 season. Brad will take up the role vacated by Charlie Wakim who is remaining in Australia during his off season, we thank him for his contribution to the club last year and wish him well.
Brad comes to us as a level 3 coach currently working with the highly rated Bishops College in Cape Town and as a former professional player with KwaZulu-Natal, Western Province and franchise team The Dolphins as well as taking part in South Africa’s U-19 World Cup campaign in 2008 which eventually ended in defeat to the Virat Kohli captained India team.
At the tender age of 28 he has played in 125 provincial games scoring 3,735 runs across all formats including 3 hundreds and 24 fifties. He has also managed 283 dismissals as wicket keeper during this time.
Chairperson of cricket Dereck McGeehan commented “we are delighted to welcome Brad to Clontarf. He has a tremendous track record as a player and more importantly as a coach, having attained level 3 qualification. We feel that he will be a great addition to the club as a whole and that he helps us to continue the great strides the club has been making. Finally, I wish to offer a sincere thanks to Steven Hirst from CricX for the role he has played in assisting in securing Brad’s services for 2017.”