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ACC Welcomes Three New Overseas Professionals

We are excited to announce the arrival of three new overseas players to the ACC 1 team for season 2024.

Guy Sheena is 22 years old and is from Cape Town, South Africa. Guy plays for the Green Point Cricket Club, where he bowls leg-spin and is a middle order batsman who can take the game away in the last 10 overs. Guy is competitive and sets himself high standards in the field. He also coaches at the Cricket School of Excellence.

Ben van der Merwe is nearly 19 years old and is from East London, South Africa. Ben is a young talented cricketer and hockey player. He is an opener/top order batsman and wicket keeper, who has his full focus on cricket, where he has represented his school and club at provincial level for over 5 years already.

Izhaan Sayed is 26 years old and is from Pune, Maharashtra, India. “Izzy” is a talented pace/seam opening bowler who can also handle the bat at the lower order. He has represented Maharashtra in all age groups and was selected in the Indian U-19 squad under the coaching of Rahul Dravid.

Please see below pictures and personal introductions from Guy, Ben and Izhaan.


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Hi all,

My name is Guy Sheena (22) born and raised in South Africa. I am the first generation South African of my family.

I have played Provincial Age Group since U11 - U19, with a highlight of Captaining the U19 Cobras team in 2019.

I am currently playing for GreenPoint Cricket Club (1st XI) in the Cape Town Premier League. I am a genuine all-rounder who bats at 5-7 currently and the first choice spinner (leg spin) of the club. I pride myself on my fielding and hold high standards for myself as a cricketer.

I look forward to the season at ACC, looking to create long lasting memories and good times with a new team.

I hope to fit in well with the club and potentially return the following year baring things going well.

Can't wait for touchdown!




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Hi all, my name is Ben van der Merwe from the Eastern cape in South Africa. I’m 19 years old and living my cricketing dream. I have played provincial cricket in South Africa since 14 years of age. I have captained every single age group and I’m really excited to live my dream playing in a professional setup, it’s my first time playing cricket in the Netherlands and looking forward to spending a quality season with everyone!!


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I’m Izhaan Sayed from Pune, India. I’m 26 years old, playing cricket in a professional setting for the last 14 years. Represented my state (Maharashtra) in all age groups for the last 12 years. I have also played U-19 for India in the 2015-2016 batch where Mr Rahul Dravid was our head coach. Really looking forward to playing in the Netherlands, it’s my first time and I’m very excited.