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Neo Mlumbi

South Africa | Batsman


Neo Mlumbi
Country South Africa
Player Status Placed - Ventnor CC (Southern Premier Cricket League)
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium Pace
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsWestern Province, South Africa Colts Academy, Western Province Cricket Academy, Cape Town CC 1st XI
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)


Neo Mlumbi (22) is an exciting prospect making waves in South African provincial cricket. A diminutive batsman, Mlumbi is enjoying a breakthrough season for Western Province - his third on the domestic circuit following his debut in January 2017.

He recently brought up his maiden first-class half-century – 63* against Northern Cape. The talented youngster had played 10 matches leading into the 2018/19 season, but was yet to find his feet, averaging 14.50 and 9.85 in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively. It’s envisaged Mlumbi will cement his spot in the Western Provincial side and impress throughout the rest of the summer.

Mlumbi's journey towards first-class honours begame in 2014/15, when he became the youngest player to skipper Mandalay Cricket Club. The following season, he guided his side to the Amacalegush Championship - the final played at PPC Newlands.

He was picked up by Cape Town Cricket Club and the Western Province Academy for the 2016/17 season and, a century for the latter (sharing a 130-run partnership with fellow CricX client Taariq Chiektey) against the WP Senior Provincial side culminated with his first-class debut in January 2017. At the end of this season, he was awarded the WPCA “Academy Player of the Year” and subsequently rewarded with a Cape Cobras semi-professional contract for the 2017/18 season.

Mlumbi, who also bowls very useful medium pace, is a player that comes recommended by WP amateur manager Clinton du Preez. He suggests he “possesses all the traits of a good player”. The talented batsman, who is very keen on his fitness and coaching, is eager to showcase his skills in UK league cricket next summer.


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Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 15 27 4 314 63* 13.65 - - - - -
List A 13 13 1 223 51 18.58 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 19th July, 2019
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