Batting: Right hand batsman
Bowling: Right arm fast
Dane Paterson was the recipient of a hat-trick of trophies at the Cape Cobras’ awards-ceremony in May 2015. That included the ultimate accolade of player of the season.
The fast-medium bowler captured 42 four-day wickets in the 2014/2015-season, more than any other domestic bowler, at an average of 22.54.
His dogged determination, lion-hearted efforts and his superior fitness levels were hailed by his colleagues and opponents and he made his debut for South Africa A against India A during the South African winter of 2015.
Paterson was also impressive during the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. One of his highlights of the season was a superb four for 33 in the final against the Chevrolet Knights at PPC Newlands, as the Cape Cobras won comprehensively, defeating the visitors by 33 runs.
During the 2015/2015-edition of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Paterson was not as prolific as during 2014/2015. Yet, he was sensational in the semi-final play-offs, taking 2-24 and operating at express pace of 145 km/h. He accounted for the in-form Kevin Pietersen.
A product of Brackenfell High, Paterson made his first-class for Western Province against Griqualand-West in 2009/2010, two years after playing provincial schools cricket for WP.
His probing lengths and consistency can challenge the temperament and technical correctness of top-class batsmen.
Western Province won the Cricket South Africa Provincial Three-day Competition in 2013/2014, partially thanks to Paterson, who was named the Cape Town-based province’s player of the season.
He spearheaded the attack and captured 39 wickets in nine matches at an average of 14.66, including a career-best match-haul of 10 for 62.
Paterson, who represented the Sunfoil Dolphins before returning to his Cape Town-roots in 2013, also played with some success for the winners of the Sunfoil Series, the Nashua Cape Cobras, in 2013/2014.
He was a standout-performer during a high-scoring drawn match against the Chevrolet Warriors at St. George’s Park, taking five for 101 in 28 overs.
Commentators have remarked about his ability to bowl wicket to wicket while never giving batsmen a sniff to release the pressure.