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Brady Barends

South Africa | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Brady Barends
Born21/01/1989
Country South Africa
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRA Medium-Fast | RH Middle-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsDolphins, North West, KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 2 (UKCC Level 3 Equivalent)

 

Brady Barends (29) is a stand-out performer in South African domestic cricket, currently skippering the North West Dragons in Durban. A genuine pace bowling all-rounder, Barends has excelled across the three formats and since his List A debut in January 2010, taking 320 plus wickets alongside 2,500 plus runs.

The all-rounder hit the headlines early in his career, taking a stunning 9-wicket haul for KwaZulu-Natal in the opening round of the 2010/11 CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge. Barends' figures of 9-68 wrote himself into the history books with the fourth-best bowling figures in the final innings of a South African first-class match. He joined an elite group of bowlers to achieve such a feat, including legends Mike Procter and Hugh Tayfield.

The Durban-born Barends is also only the sixth bowler in history to take the first nine wickets to fall in an innings in South African first-class cricket. The super-fit Barends ended with remarkable match figures of 12 for 107. His performance culminated with Dolphins Franchise selection in the SuperSport Series and concluded the 2010/11 season with a season tally of 44 wickets at 26.75.

Barends made steady progress for KwaZulu-Natal Inland over the next two seasons, before moving to North West for 2013/14 season. He has continued to impress since, with season averages of 30.16 / 25.73 (2015/16), 32.11 / 24.93 (2016/17), 33.57 / 21.96 (2017/18) with bat and ball respectively. In recent years, his batting has really come to the fore. Since the 2015/16 season, he has scored one century (105*) and 5 fifties all with an average in the early 30s.

The South African all-rounder has also excelled abroad. In a wet 2012 season, Barends excelled with bat and ball in the Devon League, hitting 539 runs at 53.90 alongside 29 wickets at 18 for Paignton. Thereafter, he spent the 2013 and 2015 seasons with Banbury (Home Counties Premier League) and Chipstead (Surrey Championship) respectively, before two barnstorming seasons in the Ribblesdale League for Padiham (2016-17). He was the stand-out all-rounder in the league – dominating particularly with the ball, with 38 wickets at 11.74 and 58 wickets at 14.21 (alongside 259 runs at 23.55 and 679 runs at 37.72) in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

After a year’s hiatus, Barends is back and eager to hit Northern shores once again in 2019. A keen coach, he is keen to secure a Player/Coach role for the 2019 season.

 

Last Updated

05/12/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 95 126 24 2046 105* 20.05 11887 6291 213 9-68 29.53
List A 68 37 14 365 42* 15.86 2518 2096 80 5-34 26.2
Twenty20 35 14 5 124 38 13.77 533 741 27 3-27 27.44

Statistical record last updated 10th December, 2018
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Padiham (2017) 21 21 3 679 98 37.72 238.5 824 58 6/27 14.21
Padiham (2016) 13 12 1 259 56 23.55 132.4 446 38 7/21 11.74
Chipstead (2015) 17 15 1 209 56* 14.93 172.2 598 26 4/24 23.00
Banbury (2013) 16 12 3 94 27 10.44 130 573 17 3/34 33.71
Paignton (2012) 15 13 3 593 104 53.90 130.3 522 29 4/32 18.00