Carrickfergus CC is pleased to announce the signings of new South African professional, 25 year old Titans all-rounder Dayyaan Galiem, and the highly rated 19 year old Irish qualified Western Australian batsman Jake Egan, for the 2023 season. The club has also announced the appointment of Stephen Smyth to the new role of Director of Cricket.
Dayyaan Galiem, was a schoolboy star who represented South Africa Under 19’s at the age of just 16 and went on to play in the 2016 U19 World Cup. He made his debut for Western Province the
same year, and also represented SA Universities, and SA Emerging players. He joined the Titans franchise in 2019, and has become one of the most consistent performers in South African franchise cricket. Galiem is a genuine all-rounder, a right handed top order batman who has scored 1684 first class runs @ 33.01, and a high quality right arm fast medium bowler with 108 first class wickets @ 29.12 to his credit.
Jake Egan is a top order batsman and handy off spinner, who has
now established himself in Perth 1st Grade cricket, representing the University club in the WACA Premier competition. He has the power to dominate an attack and the patience to bat long innings depending on the situation. He has recently made his best 1st Grade score of 89*, and has best bowling figures of 4 for 27.
Former Irish international Stephen Smyth will soon be taking up the newly created post of Director of Cricket. Stephen has vast experience in the coaching and development of players at all levels, and will be working with the professional, coaches and captains to deliver an effective structured coaching programme for all players in the club. He will also act as team manager for the 1st XI, and will be working to develop links with local secondary schools, and to develop women’s cricket at the club.
Carrickfergus new captain CJ van der Walt said “I am very pleased that the club has been able make these two quality signings, and really look forward to welcoming Dayyaan and Jake next season. We are also delighted that Stephen will shortly be joining us as Director of Cricket. We will be working hard over the winter and have clear plans for 2023 and beyond”
The Club would like to thank Rob Humphries of World Sports Xchange for his assistance in the signings of Galiem and Egan.