Helao “Picky” YaFrance
Nationality : Namibian
Date Of Birth :
Helao “Picky” YaFrance is currently one of the longest-serving players still currently playing for CCD Tigers Cricket Club as well as the current Captain for the 1ST Team, after making his debut against United Cricket Club in the year 2004 for their second team. Having gone through all the National age groups as well as attending the U/19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia in the year 2008.
Ya France has since gone on to become a regular member of Namibia’s National Cricket Team since making his first-class debut against Gauteng in 2011. He made an inauspicious start when he opened the batting and scored 15 and 10 against a potent Gauteng side, and with future Protea players Stephen Cook scoring 171 not out, Temba Bavuma 49 and Quinton de Kock 89, Gauteng won the match by seven wickets. Later that year, though, Ya France announced his arrival with a great innings of 63 against Scotland that halted their victory charge and enabled Namibia to hold on for a draw.
Since then Ya France has gone on to represent Namibia in more than 100 matches in all formats of the game.