New Zealand club Tikipunga is delighted to welcome South African run machine Cameron Tanner to the club for its 2022/23 Northland Cricket campaign.
Cameron Tanner is an exciting, young, cricketer playing currently dominating the run charts in English club cricket.
At the point of writing (07/08/22), the South African batter is one of the leading run-scorers across all formats with 2,228 runs at 79.57 for Thames Ditton in Surrey. His tally includes 2 double centuries, 7 further hundreds, and 8 fifties for good measure.
The British Passport holding South African headed to England earlier this year having played in the top tier of Cape Town cricket (WPCA) for Milnerton Cricket Club.
He broke into the Milnerton 1st XI after leaving school, where he starred for the prestigious Wynberg Boys’ High School. Tanner was a stand-out for Wynberg, whose alumni include the likes of former England captain, Allan Lamb, and arguably the world’s greatest ever all-rounder, Jacques Kallis.
His success for Wynberg, with whom he received full colours for cricket, culminated with Western Provincial age-group trials. Whilst he narrowly missed out on the WP Under-19 side for Coke Week, he was selected for the U19 ‘B’ side as a keeper/batter, albeit ended up playing as a batter/bowler.
Since leaving school, Tanner has played for Milnerton and has opened the batting in recent seasons, in a side that included Somerset Pro, Max Waller, and Franchise batter, Matthew Kleinveldt.
A talented cricketer, Tanner’s main role in the side is to open the batting, but he remains equally adept with both the gloves and ball in hand, where he rolls out some useful off-spin.
The dual Passport holder is now churning runs for fun in England and come October, is set to embark on a new adventure having signed with New Zealand club Tikipunga for their 2022/23 Northland Cricket Association campaign.