Date of Birth: 1/12/1976 in Cape Town
Former Clubs: Koeberg CC, Durbanville
Favourite Player: David Boon
Favourite Shot: Flat Bat
Drink of Choice: Brandy & Water
In my opinion, Twenty20 cricket is … just another way for Indian bookies to corrupt the game.
Ja … where to start? Arguably the most unique human-being you will ever meet, Hannes Engelbrecht combines razor-sharp wit with classic West Coast humour to make every fielding experience a memorable one. The perennial ‘Chirp of the Season’ award holder, he used to be a fine bowler before suffering the yips, and only recently lost his ‘longest over’ record to Louis Pretorius. Sharp in the field and more than handy with the bat, he holds, with Ryan Cooper, the Rollers record for biggest partnership – 149 against Claremont Gents in 2011/12.