Karl Birkenstock is a young batting all rounder who has just broken into 1st class cricket with Namibia, he is a stylish left handed top order batsman with a wide array of strokes and is also a pacey fast medium seamer. So far he has had little opportunity to make an impact with just 6 matches to his name so far but he is very highly regarded and Namibian one day star Gerry Snyman is adamant Birkenstock will be a serious player with a little more experience under his belt. In his last 1st class game against Easterns Karl opened the batting in both innings and returned figures of 0-16 and 0-28 with the ball, further proof of the confidence the Namibian set up have in him. In 2018 Karl came to the UK to play a season with Lullington Park C.C. he had a wonderful summer scoring 988 league runs with a high of 164 and with 6 fifties and 2 other centuries, in addition he snared 42 wickets with his good medium pace seamers.Karl is looking for a club in the UK in 2019 and will be very popular.