Cricket ACT have announced the signing of two of the world’s best players to the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors. Marizanne Kapp and Dane Van Niekerk are both rated in the top 5 all-rounders in Women’s cricket and will bring great experience and skill to the Meteors.

Dane recently captained South Africa to the heartbreaking loss to eventual champions England in the Semi Finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup. She stared with the ball ending the tournament as the leading wicket taker with 15 at and amazing average of 10. Both players experiences during the World Cup will no doubt be of great assistance to a young talented squad in Canberra.

Marizanne is currently dominating the Kia Super League in England with the Surrey Stars. Her performances with both bat and ball have been exceptional.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Marizanne and Dane who are truly world class cricketers. The delay in the MoU gave us time to search the globe for players that would help develop the squad and create competition for positions on the team” Aiden Blizzard GM High Performance said.

“Collectively with the World’s number one bowler and the current captain of her country we have two players that will further develop the squad and make us a very dangerous team in the WNCL.” Blizzard concluded.

The squad are looking forward to the Meteors first two matches – at Manuka on October 6th (D/N against Victoria) and October 8th (Queensland)