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Neville Talbot

South Africa | Batsman

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Neville Talbot
Born14/12/1989
Country South Africa
Player Status Placed - Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian CC (Surrey Championship)
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium Pace
Player Level Amateur
Entry Route Ancestry / Residency Visa
Major TeamsSouth African Games U19, Dolphins Academy, KwaZulu-Natal U17, U19

 

Neville Talbot (27) is a South London-based, UK Ancestry holding South African batsman who has been an explosive run-scorer in league cricket for numerous clubs, since his maiden stint back in 2008. 

Talbot's best league season to date was his headline grabbing 2011 summer where he finished 14th spot on the play-cricket league run-charts with 1,522 runs at 76.1, including 5 centuries. More importantly, his 844 runs at 76.73 topped the West of England Premier League (Gloucester Division) run charts and helped his club Painswick to promotion.

He produced two breath-taking innings that deserve mention - a boundary-laden 189*(13x6s) then a quite sensational 77-ball 195 (16x6s) in the final match of the league season.

This was the tall batting all-rounder's second stint in the UK, having previously spent the 2008 season in the Kent Premier League with Gore Court. He finished inside the top ten run-scorers in the league hitting 501 runs at 35.79.

In 2012, he signed for Liverpool Premier League side Ormskirk, but unfortunately sustained a season-ending leg injury only 4 games in. He subsequently underwent knee surgery then returned to play a season in the Nottinghamshire Premier League for Cuckney with further success (475 runs at 43.18 including notable scores of 100 from 70 balls, 124 from 65 and 62* from 33).

In 2014, he played in the strong Birmingham League and once again performed well hitting 539 runs at 35.93 alongside 14 wickets at 32.44. In 2015, he spent his first full year in England and played for Stevenage in the Hertfordshire League scoring 513 runs at 32.06. Then, in 2016 he played in the Middlesex County League for Enfield, hitting 618 runs at 41.20 with several incredible hundreds.

He has spent this summer back at Enfield where he has not quite reached the heights of previous years but still had a more than respecatble year racking up 452 at just over 28, he has also been a useful addition with the ball picking up 13 wickets at just over 17.

In his native South Africa, Talbot has played for Berea Rovers in the Natal Premier League, where he has been a stand-out performer. He has previously represented his province KwaZulu-Natal through the age-groups and was involved with the Dolphins Academy.

His potential was noticed at a very early age when he received full bursaries to various high schools and upon finishing school, was awarded the 'Sportsman of the Year'. In his final year of school, he represented his Westville Boys at the South African Games where he averaged 65 with the bat at a strike-rate approaching 100. He also opened the bowling for his school and reached as high as the third leading bowler in the Country in 2007 schools cricket.

The former MCC Young Cricketer's trailist would be an excellent acquisition for any club in 2018 and is a player that comes highly recommended. Given most league rules, Talbot should qualify as a local player next summer - an outstanding option.

 

Last Updated

24/08/2017

Statistics

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Berea Rovers (2013/14) 11 8 2 243 58 39.67 - - - - -
Berea Rovers (2012/13) 1 1 0 39 39 39.00 - - - - -
Berea Rovers (2011/12) 15 14 2 476 124 39.67 - - - - -

 

Statistical record last updated 30th September, 2016

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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian (2018) 14 14 0 275 67 19.64 20 99 0 0/25 -
Enfield (2017) 17 16 0 452 91 28.25 68.5 287 13 4/64 17.81
Enfield (2016) 16 16 1 618 119 41.20 16.2 116 8 5/37 14.50
Stevenage (2015) 17  16 0 513 74 32.06 59.5 267 7 4/25 38.14
Moseley (2014) 17 16 1 539 92 35.93 75.4 265 14 3/45 32.44
Cuckney (2013) 14 14 3 475 124 43.18 - - - - -
Ormskirk (2012) 4 4 0 96 33 24.00 36.3 85 9 5/54 9.44
Painswick (2011) 16 14 3 844 195 76.73 98.2 483 24 4/38 20.13
Gore Court (2008) 15 15 1 501 77 35.79 14 63 1 1/35 63.00