Sea Eagles Sign South African Bowling All-Rounder Thando Ntini

Son of Proteas legendary bowler Makhaya Ntini, Thando Ntini is an opening bowler who has enjoyed plenty of success during his career to date. The 23-year-old seamer has represented South Africa at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January 2018; and was picked up by the South Africa Emerging Players in 2019.

He has starred at both provincial and Franchise level for Western Province, Cape Cobras, Titans, and most recently KwaZulu-Natal Coastal, as well as the Dolphins. In all the young quick has played 21 First-Class matches, picking up 44 wickets at an average of 33.

The ‘Saffa’ has also picked up 26 List A wickets, including best bowling figures of 4-36 on his Momentum One Day Cup debut for the Cobras back in February 2020. In T20 Cricket, Ntini has 24 wickets to date from his 25 matches.

Last summer, Ntini travelled to the UK ahead of the 2023 season. The talented bowler was instrumental in Lordswood Cricket Club’s Kent Premier League victory scoring 416 runs at an average of 32, alongside his 28 wickets at an impressive 22.25.

Lordswood went on to re-sign their South African star for the ongoing UK 2024 season. At the conclusion of the English Summer, Thando will travel to Australia, joining up with Brisbane Grade side, Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club. The ‘Sea Eagles’ will be looking forward to welcoming the South African seamer into their ranks for the upcoming 2024/25 campaign.