Jacobs to Northants, Coverdale to Carrick
The Club received a shock on Saturday night when Davy Jacobs revealed that Northamptonshire County Cricket Club wanted him to join them as a substitute overseas player for Australian Chris Rogers who had sustained a broken thumb. Northants' other overseas player is Davy's Free State Eagles colleague Johannes van der Wath who had recommendeed him to the county's coach, the former England allrounder David Capel. Carrick decided not to stand in Davy's way so long as a short term replacement could be found, as this could be a a great opportunity for him to progress his cricket career. Northants came to Carrick's rescue by releasing ther highly promising young 2nd XI allrounder and captain Paul Coverdale to play in all league matches during Davy's absence, which is expected to be for around a month. The deal very quickly worked out for both parties, with both players helping their sides to Bank Holiday Monday victories. Davy Jacobs 88 was top score in Northants' Friends Provident Trophy match against Scotland. Paul Coverdale was an instant succss for Carrick in their win over Lisburn, hitting a fine unbeaten 55 runs, conceding only 15 runs in his 8 accurate overs, and fielding superbly and effecting a brilliant run out.