Athletes Famous Cricket Players from South Africa

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List of famous cricket players from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. South Africa has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best South African cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Africa and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from South Africa then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South African cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented South African cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Aaron Phangiso age 34 Aaron Mpho Phangiso is a South African cricketer who plays for Highveld Lions. He is a slow left arm orthodox bowler. He made his international debut for South Africa on 23 December 2012 in a ...more

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age 34 Abraham Benjamin "AB" de Villiers is a South African cricketer, who captains the South African One Day International team, having succeeded Graeme Smith after the 2011 Cricket World ...more

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Abe Bailey Died at 76 (1864-1940) Sir Abraham "Abe" Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG, was a South African diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer.

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age 45 Adam Marc Bacher is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is the nephew of former South African captain and cricket chief Ali Bacher.

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age 58 Adrian Victor "Adi" Birrell in Grahamstown, Cape Province is a former South African first class cricketer and Irish cricket coach. A leg break bowler, Birrell took 75 wickets at 30.16 ...more

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Adrian Dale age 50 Adrian Dale is a former South African cricketer, right-handed batsman, and right-arm medium-pace bowler who scored over 12,500 first-class runs and took over 200 first-class wickets. He played ...more

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Adrian Kuiper age 59 Adrian Paul Kuiper is a former South African cricketer who played in one international Test match and twenty five ODIs from 1991 to 1996. Kuiper was a middle order batsman and medium paced ...more

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Adrian McLaren age 38 Adrian Peter McLaren is a South African first class cricketer who plays for Griqualand West. A right-handed batsman, McLaren was the second highest runs scorer in the SAA Provincial Challenge ...more

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age 39 Ahmed Mahomed Amla is a South African cricketer who played domestic cricket for the Dolphins. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut as a teenager in 1997/98. His brother, Hashim ...more

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Alan Barrow age 63 Alan Barrow is a former South African first class cricketer. He was the first player in List A history to score a double hundred.

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Alan Dawson age 49 Alan Charles Dawson is a South African cricketer who played two Tests and 19 One Day Internationals for South Africa as a seam bowler. His international career lasted from 1998 to 2004, yielding ...more

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Alan Kourie age 67 Alan John Kourie is a former South African first class cricketer, who played for Transvaal, from 1970/71 to 1988/89. Educated at Jeppe Boys High, he played for Transvaal in the Nuffield week, ...more

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Alan Melville Died at 73 (1910-1983) Alan Melville was a South African cricketer who played in 11 Tests from 1938 to 1949. He was born in Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa and died at Sabie, Transvaal.

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Albert Powell Died at 75 (1873-1948) Albert "Bertie" William Powell was a South African sportsman who played both international cricket and rugby union for South Africa. Powell was born in Kimberley, Cape Province in ...more

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Albert Rose-Innes Died at 78 (1868-1946) Albert Rose-Innes - was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 16 February 1868 and died in East London, South Africa on 22 November 1946, aged 78. His first-class cricket career began at the ...more

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age 39 Albert van der Merwe is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who currently plays international cricket for Ireland and ...more

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age 37 Johannes Albertus Morkel, better known as Albie Morkel, is a South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. He was ear marked as the new ...more

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age 29 Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee is a Namibian-born Dutch cricketer. Kervezee rose rapidly and smartly through age-group cricket in the Netherlands, and in late July 2005, aged only 15, he made his ...more

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Alf Hall Died at 68 (1896-1964) Alfred Ewart Hall was a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1923 to 1931. His appearances in first class cricket were limited by his movement between South Africa and his ...more

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age 41 Alfonso Clive Thomas is a South African cricketer who has represented his country in one Twenty20 International. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler and a big hitting lower-order batsman. ...more

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Alfred Cooper Died at 70 (1893-1963) Alfred Henry Cecil Cooper was a South African cricketer who played a single Test match for the South African national side during the 1913–14 season. Domestically, he played for Transvaal from ...more

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Alfred Evans Died at 60 (1884-1944) Sir Alfred Englefield Evans, KBE, CB was an English cricketer and officer of the Royal Navy. Evans was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He rose to the rank of ...more

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Alfred Richards Died at 37 (1867-1904) Alfred Renfrew Richards, was a South African sportsman who represented his country at Test cricket and rugby union. He was capped three times for South Africa in rugby, including captaining them ...more

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Ali Bacher age 76 Aron "Ali" Bacher is a former South African Test cricketer and an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa.

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Alistair Gray age 36 Alistair John Alec Gray is a South African first-class cricketer for the Cape Cobras. He is a right-handed opening batsman as well as a right arm leg spin bowler. He made his first-class debut ...more

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age 52 Allan Anthony Donald is a former South African cricketer and one of their most successful pace bowlers. In his prime, he was one of the best fast bowlers ever seen in Test cricket, reaching the ...more

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age 64 Allan Joseph Lamb is a former England cricketer and captain who played for the first class teams of Western Province and Northamptonshire He joined Northamptonshire so he could enhance his ...more

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age 38 Alviro Nathan Petersen is a South African cricketer who plays his domestic cricket in South Africa for the Highveld Lions and in England for Lancashire. A right-handed batsman, he has ...more

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age 43 Andre Cornelius Botha is a former South African-born Irish cricketer. He played 55 times in all for Ireland, including the 2005 ICC Trophy and the European Championship in 2004 and 2006. Botha ...more

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age 41 André Nel is a South African cricketer who played Test cricket and ODIs as a fast bowler but has since retired opting to play county cricket for Surrey.

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Andrew Gait age 40 Andrew Ian Gait is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman. Gait has two Youth Test matches under his belt, scoring a half century in his first, and also played at the Under-19s ...more

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Andrew Hall age 43 Andrew James Hall is a South African cricketer and a former member of the South African cricket team. He is an all-rounder who bowls fast-medium pace, and has been used as both an opening ...more

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Andrew Hodgson age 77 Andrew Sabin Hodgson is a former New Zealand born South African cricketer. Hodgson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. Hodgson made his first-class debut for Western ...more

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Andrew Hudson age 53 Andrew Charles Hudson was a South African Test and ODI cricketer. The right-handed batsman played 35 Tests and 89 One Day Internationals for South Africa in the 1990s. His career spanned 16 ...more

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Andrew Jordaan Andrew Jordaan was a South African cricketer who represented Eastern Province cricket team. Jordaan was the first ever cricketer to be timed out in a first class cricket match when he failed to ...more

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Andrew MacKinlay age 51 Andrew Ian MacKinlay is a former South African cricketer. MacKinlay was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Durban, Natal Province. MacKinlay made his debut ...more

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Died at 55 (1914-1969) Andrew Maclean Pollock was a Scottish-born South African cricketer, who played a small number of first-class matches for Orange Free State. A left-handed bat and wicketkeeper, he was the father ...more

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Andrew Puttick age 38 Andrew George Puttick is a South African cricketer. A left-handed opening batsman, Puttick represented South Africa at the 1999 Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. After making his first class ...more

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age 41 Andrew John Strauss, OBE is a retired English international cricketer who played county cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club who was formerly captain of England's Test cricket team. A ...more

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Andrew Tweedie age 43 Andrew Neil Walter Tweedie is a South African first class cricketer for the Nashua Dolphins. A right arm fast medium bowler, he has also had a stint at Herefordshire. Tweedie has been playing ...more

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Andy Dindar age 76 Andrew Dindar is a former South African born English cricketer. Dindar was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace and who occasionally fielded as a wicketkeeper. He was born at ...more

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age 50 Andrew "Andy" Flower OBE is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and a former England cricket coach.

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Andy Northcote age 35 Andrew Michael Northcote is a South African-born Italian cricketer. Northcote is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break, and who occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born ...more

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Ant Botha age 42 Anthony Greyvensteyn Botha is a South African former cricketer who played for the cricket teams of Natal B, Natal, South Africa Academy, KwaZulu-Natal B, KwaZulu-Natal, Easterns, Derbyshire and ...more

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Anthony Ardington age 78 Anthony John Ardington is a former first-class cricketer with Oxford University who played in three matches in the 1965 season. He was born in Howick, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Outside ...more

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Anthony Pollock age 45 Graeme Anthony Pollock is a South African cricketer. He is the son of Graeme Pollock and cousin of the all-rounder Shaun Pollock. His brother Andrew also played for Transvaal and Gauteng.

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Anton Ferreira age 63 Anthonie Michal Ferreira, known as "Anton Ferreira", is a former South African first-class cricketer. He spent eight seasons playing for Warwickshire where he was a solid middle order ...more

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Anton Murray Died at 73 (1922-1995) Anton Ronald Andrew Murray was a South African cricketer who played in 10 Tests in a little over a year from December 1952 to February 1954, appearing four times against Australia and then six ...more

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age 62 Antony Roy Clark MA is a South African schoolmaster and educationalist, formerly a first-class cricketer, currently headmaster of Malvern College.

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Archibald Palm Died at 65 (1901-1966) Archibald William Palm was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1927–28. He was born in Rondebosch, Cape Town and died at Somerset West, Cape Province.