We are absolutely delighted to welcome 21-year-old Australian James Vlaeminck to BVCC as our first team overseas player for the 2022 season.
James is a top-order batter who also bowls off-spin and will be a great addition to the club both on and off the field.
First XI Captain Charlie Garratt says;
"We are absolutely buzzing that James is joining us. He's a top lad and was one of the rising stars at "The Suns" (Strathdale) when I was over there in 2015 and I'm excited to see how he goes this season. As a positive batsman, he will really strengthen our top order and it's great to have another spin option.
I've followed his progress since my time over there and it's great to see him not only break into the Strathdale 1st team, but become one of their top performers.
It's brilliant to continue the link with Strathdale and the BDCA league with both Cameron Taylor and Mitchell Winter-Irvine enjoying really good seasons for us in recent years.
"My home club is Strathdale Maristians where I have played in the 1XI for the last 6 seasons. Had the pleasure of winning our under 16 Grand final under the coaching of Bourton Vale’s own Charlie Garratt and hope to pick up where we left off this season.
Off field, I am golf obsessed, and will be looking for a round with anyone and everyone. Can’t wait to get over and meet everyone, and have a winning season!"
We wish James all the luck!