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Ruhan Pretorius

South Africa | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Ruhan Pretorius
Born02/03/1991
Country South Africa
Player Status Placed - Re-Signed - North Down CC (Northern Cricket Union)
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium-Fast
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsKwaZulu-Natal Inland, South African Under-19 Talent Camp, Titans Under-17s
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 2 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Ruhan Pretorius (27) is without doubt, one of the most sought after professionals on the market. A genuine all-rounder - Pretorius opens the bowling for KwaZulu-Natal Inland and bats middle-order, albeit as he has proved in Premier cricket, both home and abroad, he has excelled in the top-order.

Over the past two seasons, playing in Northern Ireland for NCU club North Down, Pretorius has justified this tag, courtesy of his exploits in both departments. In 2017, he racked up 751 runs at over 50 and with the ball, bagged 30 wickets at 18.40. He returned in 2018 and bettered these numbers, notching up over one thousand (1,067) runs at 59.28 alongside 33 wickets at 18.88.

Prior to his two seasons with North Down, he helped guide Fordhouses to the Birmingham League (Division 3) title, courtesy of his 490 runs at 44.55 and 38 wickets at 12.55. This, followed his first stint in Northern Ireland in 2015, where he was influential in Waringstown's NCU league and Irish cup double (705 runs at 64.09 and 23 wickets at 23.26). During the latter, he single-handedly knocked out 2013 winners Clontarf from the cup with a quite sensational 49-ball unbeaten 101. His innings though, hit the headlines courtesy of his 6 sixes in an over. His second fifty coming in just 14 balls. 

In South Africa, the former SA U19 talent squad member, shot to prominence at age-group level for Northerns, before earning a first-class contract with KwaZulu-Natal Inland in October 2012. He impressed throughout his maiden season, finishing with 32 wickets at 23.25 including a best bowling of 7-26 (and match figures of 12-76) whilst also averaging 23 and 32.66 with the bat in first-class and list-A respectively.

Another productive 2013/14 season followed with a further 424 runs at 28.26 and 31 wickets at 23.41 including best bowling figures of 8-31. Whilst he failed to replicate these batting returns in domestic cricket over the next two seasons (albeit, produced the goods with the ball - 23 wickets at 16.56 in 2015/16), he set the record straight in 2016/17, hitting 552 runs at 46 alongside 21 wickets at 24.81. 

During this period, he also made a noteworthy debut for new club UKZN Varsity, belting a record-breaking 209 not out to become the first South African to score a double hundred on debut in a limited overs game. He continued to excel for KZNI, too, taking a further 28 wickets at 23.85 last summer (2017/18) plus 448 runs at 32 for good measure. 

Pretorius boasts impressive figures at domestic level for KwaZulu-Natal Inland and is pushing for Franchise honours. He has clearly been a brilliant performer abroad for Eckington (2012), Tynemouth (2013-14), Waringstown (2015), Fordhouses (2016) and North Down (2017-18) over the past seven years. The seam bowling all-rounder has re-signed for a third season with North Down for the 2019 season - a brilliant signing from the Comber-based club.

 

Last Updated

29/08/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 62 97 8 2610 151 29.32 7339 3719 158 8-31 23.53
List A 50 44 6 1245 122* 32.76 1627 1274 45 4-30 28.31
Twenty20 30 25 6 402 56* 21.15 450 549 20 3-18 27.45

Statistical record last updated 13th August, 2019
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
North Down (2018) 21 21 3 1067 188 59.28 132.5 623 33 5/27 18.88
North Down (2017) 17  17  751  114  50.07  139.2  559  30 4/30  18.40
Fordhouses (2016) 17 15 4 490 100 44.55 177.3 477 38 4/30 12.55
Waringstown (2015) 22 18 7 705 112 64.09 130.2 535 23 4/30 23.26
Tynemouth (2014) 20 16 1 281 57* 18.73 212.3 689 26 4/48 18.73
Tynemouth (2013) 21 18 1 456 103* 26.82 232.3 777 41 6/43 18.95
Eckington (2011) 20 20 2 730 120 40.56 222.3 848 51 5/22 16.65