Johan van Dyk
- D.O.B.: 23/01/1994
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Northern Cape (RSA Provincial)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Johan van Dyk is a promising genuine strike bowling all-rounder playing for Northern Cape in South African domestic cricket. A powerfully built Right-handed Lower Order Bat at professional level, he is a more than capable clean-hitting batsman who can bat higher up the order in club cricket. A junior star for the Free State age groups, he was a regular in the various ages from U15 level and was first selected for the U19 side at 17 years old. He made his First Class & T20 debuts in 2015, picking up match figures of 4-59 in his first 3-day game.
Juggling study and cricket has meant that until 2017, Johan was limited to a handful of appearances for Free State but since 2017 has been a more regular feature in provincial Cricket with improved availability. A standout for the Free State University whilst studying, Johan spearheaded their attack in the Red Bull Campus League as well as at the National Club Championships.
When he has had opportunities to turn out for his provinces, he has made the most of them, collecting 88 wickets @ 21.69 across all three formats. He’s also chipped in with some good runs including a First Class best of 58 (141) in his last game of the 2019-20 season, coming in at 7-71 and being last man out when he’d helped drag Free State up to 192 all out. This came after having collected a first innings haul of 7-26.
Johan has one previous season of experience in the UK, a 2019 stint with Thame Town CC in the Home Counties Division 2. His 35 wickets @ 17.74 played a huge role in securing the club promotion to the top flight Division One.
Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Johan will be a great pick up for any UK club seeking a strike new-ball bowler that can provide some clean hitting down the order.
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