Corrie van Zyl joined Glamorgan in 1987 as the club sought an overseas pace bowler. He had a good record playing for the Orange Free State in South Africa, but he only appeared in a dozen first-class games for Glamorgan in 1987 and 1988, besides struggling with niggling injuries.
Indeed, after sustaining an injury, Corrie returned to the Cape midway through the 1988 season. He returned to fitness in South Africa, and subsequently played in two One Day Internationals in 1991/92.
Corrie continued to play for the Orange Free State until 1994/95 and in recent years, he has been Assistant Coach of the South African side.
VAN ZYL, Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerthardus
Born – Bloemfontein, 1st October 1961.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 35* v Derbyshire at Chesterfield, 1987; 3/35 v Yorkshire at Headingley, 1987.
In List A cricket – 5 and 1/45 v Surrey at The Oval, 1987.