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Louis Delport

South Africa | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Louis Delport
Born12/02/1988
Country South Africa
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleLH Middle-Order Bat | Slow LA Orthodox Spin
Player Level Amateur
Entry Route Sports Visitors Visa
Major TeamsWestern Province, Western Province A, Bellville CC 1st XI
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 2 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Louis Delport (26) is a left-arm spin bowling all-rounder who was finally rewarded with his first-class debut for Western Province in October 2014. His selection was well overdue after stand-out performers in the WPCA Premier Competition over the past six years.

In recent times, Delport has firmly established himself as one of the leading spinners Cape Town with season hauls of 50 wickets at 10.80 (2010/11), 57 wickets at 13.28 (2011/12) and 32 wickets at 22.75 (2012/13). He has also shown his all-round ability batting in the middle-lower order with 242 runs at 24.20 (2010/11) and 254 runs at 28.22 (2011/12).

Delport is a hard working, intelligent cricketer and dedicated club man. He is an academic off the field, who is a college lecturer away from the game, but it’s his on field exploits that have put him in contention for higher honours in the game.

The Capetonian played his maiden stint abroad in 2012 for Surrey Championship (Division 2) side Pyrford and was a great success, particularly hitting his straps in the latter half of the season when promoted to open the batting, hitting four half-centuries. He was a stand-out in the league with his left-arm spin taking 36 wickets at 18.86 which saw Delport finish third in the division wicket-charts (behind Pakistani Kurham Irshad and former England spinner Shaun Udal).

The following season, he played in Northern Ireland starring in Section 1 of the Northern Cricket Union for Carrickfergus. He was again one of the leading performers, striking 614 runs at 36.12 in addition to his 27 wickets at 19. 67.

Last summer, he returned to England, this time taking an impressive 75 wickets at 17.72 (alongside 316 runs at 17.55) for Barnoldswick in the Ribblesdale League.

Delport comes highly recommend by sources in South Africa and his respective Irish and English clubs - the latter endorse his exploits highly, not only courtesy of his on-field success, but his efforts off the field in a coaching and groundsman capacity.

Delport is considering a return to the UK for another stint in 2015 and represents a fantastic all-round option, both with his on and off field exploits.

 

Last Updated

30/10/2014

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 3 3 1 25 19 12.5 366 263 5 2-45 52.6
Twenty20 1 - - - - - 24 27 0 - -

Statistical record last updated 17th December, 2014
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Barnoldswick (2014) 19 19 1 316 53* 17.55 334.3 1329 75 8/69 17.72
Carrickfergus (2013) 21 20 3 614 109 36.12 172.5 531 27 3/26 19.67
Pyrford (2012) 17 16 2 420 89* 30.00 213.5 661 36 7/77 18.36