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Thomas Kuggeleijn

New Zealand | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Thomas Kuggeleijn
Born29/09/1996
Country New Zealand
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleLH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium-Fast
Player Level Amateur
Entry Route UK / EU Passport
Major TeamsCentral Districts U17s, Manawatu Senior Mens, Freybeg CC 1st Grade

 

Thomas Kuggeleijn (19) is a hugely talented all-rounder who comes highly recommended by former Blackcaps quick Michael Mason who states “Thomas has the ability and attitude to play cricket at the highest level and is one of the best young prospects from a region that has produced International Players and numerous First Class players”.

A left-hand top-order batsman and brisk medium-pacer, Kuggeleijn has played a raft of age-group representative cricket for Hawkes Bay (Under-12s, 13s), Manawatu (Under-14s, 15, 17s) and Central Districts (Under-17s). He captained his province (Manawatu) at Under-17 level in 2013/14 and was awarded “Player of the Year”. He was also named Dannevirke High School’s “Most Valuable Player” last summer.

He was a key member of his School’s 1st XI for 5-years (2010-14) and skippered them in his final season. Kuggeleijn now plays senior club cricket in the Manawatu for Freyberg and has acquitted himself with distinction, culminating with Manawatu Senior Men’s selection. He has represented Manawatu in several Hawke Cup defences (his province are the current holders of the national minor association trophy).

Kuggeleijn completed his schooling last year and set sail for England in 2015. Playing for Great Witchingham in arguarbly the UK's strongest league - the East Anglian Premier League, by his own admission he under-performed (138 runs at 15.33 and 7 wickets at 26.57), so he is now eager to return to Northern shores once again in 2016 to avenge these numbers.

He remains an all-rounder pushing for State honours in future and, is therefore seeking a strong level of cricket to help develop his game. Kuggeleijn benefits from a British Passport, so in many leagues will qualify as a non-overseas player, therefore he will no doubt be a sought after acquisition for the 2016 season.

 

Last Updated

16/09/2015

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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Great Witchingham (2016) 17 12 3 121 28 13.44 18.0 81 0 0/14 -
Great Witchingham (2015) 20 12 3 138 44 15.33 42 186 7  2/16 26.57