Easy on the eye and tough on opposing bowlers, he accumulates runs comfortably on both sides of the wicket.
Vallie has impressive career-statistics, having struck eight centuries at an average of 43.18. His strike-rate of a touch over 60 is an indication of his fluency.
He was one of four Cobras batsmen to strike more than 550 runs in the next season as the franchise wrapped up their second successive Sunfoil Series title.
Vallie averaged 41.57. He top-scored with101 and batted with a new-found maturity in the vital number-four position as the Cobras managed 11 centuries during the dominant batting season.
A useful off-spinner, Vallie has the potential to take the step up to the next level.
When the Ram Slam T20 Challenge squad powered their way to the top of the table, the Cobras responded to a request by the Chevrolet Warriors to release him for a few domestic T20-games.
He finished fourth on the Warriors-averages with the bat and showed some promise with a quick-fire 39 against the Cobras at Paarl.