Andrew Whaits2022-03-23T13:36:54+00:00

Andrew Whaits

Date of Birth 25/03/2002
Age 20
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Placed (Clifton Alliance CC - Yorkshire Premier League North)
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Boland U18A, U17A
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 1 (in process)
Local Accommodation Durham University

Andrew Whaits is a hugely talented batting allrounder from South Africa who has the added benefit of holding a UK Ancestry Visa.

Whaits is a fluent right-handed top-order batter capable of batting anywhere in the top 4, who also bowls some very handy off-spin. He has been part of the Boland Provincial setup for the last few years and is hoping to push ahead to the first-class ranks in the near future.

Before flying to the UK in 2021, he averaged over 50 during the past two seasons in South Africa, scoring more than a dozen 100's and in the last season scored in excess of 1,250 runs.

He was selected for, and captained, the Boland U17A and U18A Khaya Majola teams in the last 3 years and was selected to represent the Junior Cobras at the U19 2019/20 CSA Cubs week as a 17-year-old.

Whaits was the Top Scorer at the U17 Momentum National Cricket Week (2018/19) and finished inside the top 5 run-scorers at the U18 Khaya Majola Week (2018/19).

The youngster was Boland's U17 Batter of the Year in 2018/19. He was also awarded Honours for Cricket for his exploits for Somerset College, where he also won both the "All-Rounder" and "Batter" of the year awards in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Career highlights, to date, include taking a 6-for and scoring 110* against Glenwood; 110 and 117* against Paarl Valley, and carrying his bat in an innings of 157* at the Momentum National Week.

He has played for International invitational teams on tours to Sri Lanka, the UAE, and India. As a 16-year-old, he was selected for a UK cricket exchange where he averaged 40+ in a 15 game stint for Haileybury 1st XI in 2018.

Whaits set sail for the UK in 2021 and joined Clifton Alliance for their Yorkshire Premier League North campaign. He struck 622 runs at 34.56 (as at 24/08/21) in all cricket for the club to evidence his talent.

For next season, though, Whaits will be studying at Durham University and is also set to return to Clifton for a second stint.

A few notable weblinks below:

https://www.netwerk24.com/ZA/Distrikspos/Sport/whaits-well-on-his-way-to-success-20200115-2

https://somersetcollege.org/news/sports/cricket-news/andrew-whaits-selected-csa-wp-u19-cubs-week-team

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Clifton Alliance (2021 - up to 24/08/21) 29 25 7 622 73* 34.56 9 47 1 1/11 47.00
Date of Birth 25/03/2002
Age 20
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Clifton Alliance CC - Yorkshire Premier League North)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Boland U18A, U17A
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 1 (in process)
Local Accommodation Durham University

Andrew Whaits is a hugely talented batting allrounder from South Africa who has the added benefit of holding a UK Ancestry Visa.

Whaits is a fluent right-handed top-order batter capable of batting anywhere in the top 4, who also bowls some very handy off-spin. He has been part of the Boland Provincial setup for the last few years and is hoping to push ahead to the first-class ranks in the near future.

Before flying to the UK in 2021, he averaged over 50 during the past two seasons in South Africa, scoring more than a dozen 100's and in the last season scored in excess of 1,250 runs.

He was selected for, and captained, the Boland U17A and U18A Khaya Majola teams in the last 3 years and was selected to represent the Junior Cobras at the U19 2019/20 CSA Cubs week as a 17-year-old.

Whaits was the Top Scorer at the U17 Momentum National Cricket Week (2018/19) and finished inside the top 5 run-scorers at the U18 Khaya Majola Week (2018/19).

The youngster was Boland's U17 Batter of the Year in 2018/19. He was also awarded Honours for Cricket for his exploits for Somerset College, where he also won both the "All-Rounder" and "Batter" of the year awards in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Career highlights, to date, include taking a 6-for and scoring 110* against Glenwood; 110 and 117* against Paarl Valley, and carrying his bat in an innings of 157* at the Momentum National Week.

He has played for International invitational teams on tours to Sri Lanka, the UAE, and India. As a 16-year-old, he was selected for a UK cricket exchange where he averaged 40+ in a 15 game stint for Haileybury 1st XI in 2018.

Whaits set sail for the UK in 2021 and joined Clifton Alliance for their Yorkshire Premier League North campaign. He struck 622 runs at 34.56 (as at 24/08/21) in all cricket for the club to evidence his talent.

For next season, though, Whaits will be studying at Durham University and is also set to return to Clifton for a second stint.

A few notable weblinks below:

https://www.netwerk24.com/ZA/Distrikspos/Sport/whaits-well-on-his-way-to-success-20200115-2

https://somersetcollege.org/news/sports/cricket-news/andrew-whaits-selected-csa-wp-u19-cubs-week-team

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Clifton Alliance (2021 - up to 24/08/21) 29 25 7 622 73* 34.56 9 47 1 1/11 47.00
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