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Hugo Nel

South Africa | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Hugo Nel
Born04/03/1989
Country South Africa
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium Pace
Player Level Amateur
Entry Route Standard Visitor Visa
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 2 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Hugo Nel (27) is a batting all-rounder who has recently returned to cricket following a nasty eye infection resulting in a cornea transplant back in 2011. He now features across the top two elevens for Pretoria High School Old Boy’s (PHSOB) in the Northerns Premier League in South Africa.

A former Northerns Under-17 squad member, Nel represented the PHSOB 1st XI between 2006/07 and 2009/10. He played league cricket for Acle, in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance in 2010 (461 runs at 35.46 alongside 10 wickets) before suffering from his eye infection.

Save for a handful of games for PHSOB with restricted vision, Nel spent 3 years in cricket wilderness before returning to the UK in 2014 for Clacton-on-Sea in the Two Counties Cricket League. He enjoyed a successful summer hitting 742 runs at 49.47 – topping the division four run charts, alongside 17 wickets at 18.06.

With his eyesight back to 100%, Nel travelled to the UK once again in 2015 and impressed. Playing for Hungerford in the Hampshire Cricket League (Division 2), he starred, churning out a chart topping 1,062 runs at 70.80 alongside 34 wickets at 17.74. In all forms of cricket for the club, Nel struck 1,570 runs at 68.26 with 5 centuries and 11 fifties. He took 58 wickets at 24.10 including 2 five-wicket hauls.

Nel returned once again last summer, this time to play for Rye in the Sussex Premier Cricket League. He starred scoring 723 runs at 55.62 and took 11 wickets at 22.09 for good measure.

Following his exploits in recent seasons, Nel is eager to return to Northern shores once again in 2017. To compliment his playing skills, he is also a practicing level two accredited coach, with extensive coaching experience, to include working with the Northerns Cricket Union and Lynnwood Primary School in recent years. Nel is a strong, enthusiastic cricketer who would be a top acquisition for the 2017 season.

 

Last Updated

14/09/2016

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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Rye (2016) 18 17 4 723 130 55.62 65.0 243 11 4/58 22.09
Hungerford (2015) 17  17 2 1062 138 70.80 149.1 603 34 5/29 17.74
Clacton-on-Sea (2014) 20 20 5 742 119 49.47 96.5 307 17 5/20 18.06
Acle (2010) 15 15 2 461 104* 35.46 110.3 461 10 5/33 46.10