The GCA1 premiers didn’t wait lengthy to announce their first signing, with the GCA’s prime batter shifting golf equipment.
FOUR-time reigning premiers North Geelong has not waited lengthy to start out the recruitment course of for the 2023-24 season, signing the area’s top-scoring batter for subsequent 12 months.
The Magpies introduced on Monday that they had landed former Waurn Pond-Deakin batter Phil Visser, who made 855 runs for the 12 months and led the Eagles to the GCA4 premiership with 110 runs off 89 balls.
The membership took to its Fb web page, simply two days after profitable the GCA1 premiership, to announce the signing.
“Simply while you assume we’d be content material on profitable 4 in a row, like Tom (Mathieson) stated after the sport on Saturday … we aren’t completed but!!” the membership put up learn.
“The NGCC want to formally welcome Phil Visser on board for season 2023/24.
“The thrilling proper handed bat has shortly made a reputation for himself in season 2022/23 arriving from South Africa and plying his commerce with Waurn Ponds.
“The 24 12 months outdated is at present celebrating profitable the 4th Division 1st XI GCA Premiership the place he starred with 855 runs for the season together with a Match profitable 110 in Saturdays Grand Ultimate.
“Phil returns dwelling to South Africa this week and can rejoin us later in September. Welcome to the North Geelong Household Phil!”
Visser notched up 5 centuries within the GCA4 season, together with a 156 and 128 towards Newcomb & District, in addition to an unbeaten 121 towards Meredith.
The South African additionally represented the GCA at Nation Week, scoring 90 runs with a prime rating of 56 throughout three innings.
His signing comes virtually 12 months on from North Geelong asserting the signings of Ned Cooper and Dale Kerr, who moved to the membership after the 2021-22 season after three consecutive premierships with Anglesea within the BPCA.
North Geelong skipper Tom Mathieson stated after the grand closing the Magpies had been chasing historical past, with the membership in hanging distance of matching Newtown and Chilwell’s six premierships from 1978-79 by to 1983-84.
“We’re not completed but, even the older boys are decided to get runs and wickets in huge video games,” Mathieson stated.
“We’ll have a good time this tough. We need to be within the second and benefit from the 4 flags, however you’ll discover us again right here.
“We’re not going anyplace.”
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