Myburgh: I didn’t get the chance to prove myself

Johann Myburgh feels he never got the chance to shine at Hampshire
Johann Myburgh feels he never got the chance to shine at Hampshire
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Johann Myburgh admitted his disappointment and frustration with his season at Hampshire and told them: You got it wrong.

The diminutive South African batsman was signed before the start of last term – alongside countryman Friedel de Wet – to add strength to the Hampshire squad in their quest for honours.

But both players were deemed surplus to requirements after just a handful of first-team games as the Rose Bowl outfit were eventually relegated from Championship division one.

Myburgh hit three half-centuries in nine matches but did not feature for the first team again after a Championship encounter with Lancashire in May.

And he believes he was not given the opportunity to prove himself after being released by the club last week.

Myburgh said: ‘It’s not the case where I feel disgusted, angry or think everything was horrible and just want to slate Hampshire.

‘But there was a lot of frustration and disappointment for me.

‘I can’t say I agree with everything that happened because I only got a limited opportunity to play.

‘It just worked out that it was wrong place and the wrong time for me.’

While Myburgh impressed for Hampshire during the Caribbean t20 tournament, he failed to get a single game in the domestic t20 competition.

But the 30-year-old does not feel he wasted a year of his career.

Myburgh said: ‘I wouldn’t say it’s been a waste. I’m grateful for the experience but it’s been a frustrating.

‘I was on an upward curve and I would have liked to have shown the Hampshire supporters what type of player I am. That’s been the big disappointment.’