Career 100 up for VVJ
Durban - Reaching a century of appearances at first-class level is not
something a lot of cricketers have achieved but for Hollywoodbets Dolphins
star Vaughn van Jaarsveld the dream has finally become a reality.
VVJ as he is famously known on the field reached the milestone during the
Sunfoil Series clash against the bizhub Highveld Lions at the
Pietermaritzburg Oval recently.
The Johannesburg-born left hand batsman made his First-Class debut in 2004
whilst playing for Gauteng against Northerns. According to van Jaarsveld,
he has evolved a lot on the field and he credits all of that to his hard
work and dedication.
“My life has changed over the last 15 years of professional cricket and I
have matured quite a lot,” he stated. “Playing for this wonderful
franchise that is steeped in a lot of tradition and with a lot of former
players who have played for the Dolphins and went on to represent the
Proteas, really means a lot.”
Others may not know, but van Jaarsveld is a committed family man and
attributes his success to his wife Carlynne whom he says is his biggest
supporter and critic, as well as their three strong boys, as he likes to
“It really means a lot to notch up 100 first-class games, at one stage in
my career going back 10 years or so, I never thought I would get there as
I was labelled as a ‘one-day player’ only, but with dedication and hard
work we can all achieve what we put our minds to," he added
Van Jaarsveld said that his most memorable moment in his career was when
he made his debut for the Proteas back in 2009, playing against Australia
in a One Day International in Melbourne.
He is a man many of many talents as he revealed that he enjoys playing
golf whenever he gets the chance to. Van Jaarsveld has accumulated 6495
runs in his first-class matches with a top score of 203, which came
recently when the Dolphins played the VKB Knights in Kimberley.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins captain, Morne van Wyk congratulated him and
described Jaarsveld as a very dedicated player.
“I think it is fair to say that it is one of the better seasons he has
ever had, so it is nice to see him grow.
“Vaughn is a quiet person who likes to keep to himself and just loves
batting, you can see that when he has got a bat in his hand he is in a
happy place and thoroughly enjoys smacking a couple of balls,” said van
With the rigours of professional cricket Van Jaarsveld admits that he
tries to balance his life by spending more time with his family when it is
possible as they travel a lot during the season.
Van Jaarsveld is currently the leading run scorer in the Sunfoil Series
having notched up an impressive 797 runs in 14 innings. He is 22 runs
ahead of fellow Dolphin Senuran Muthusamy who sits in second on the run
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins' Vaughn
van Jaarsveld recently went past 100 First-Class matches and has now taken
over as the leading run scorer in the Sunfoil Series competition following
his fifty in the first innings of their most recent four-day encounter
with the Multiply Titans.
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