Brady Barends2022-03-23T13:37:40+00:00

Brady Barends

Date of Birth 21/01/1989
Age 33
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Dolphins, North West, KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 2

Brady Barends retired from South African domestic cricket (July 2020) in order to pursue a career in coaching. If he manages to replicate his success as a player, Barends will have some coaching career.

A domestic legend - the all-rounder played 235 matches across the three formats. He graced the circuit for a decade (2010-20), during which time he bagged 353 wickets at 28.86 alongside 2,844 runs at 17.66.

Surprisingly, despite his success in CSA Provincial cricket for both KwaZulu-Natal and North West, Barends only featured once of the Dolphins at Franchise level. However, he was a stand-out performer in Provincial cricket and skippered the North West Dragons towards the tail end of his career.

During his playing days, Barends was a genuine pace-bowling all-rounder. He 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 became only the sixth bowler in history to take the first nine wickets to fall in an innings in South African first-class cricket. Barends ended with remarkable match figures of 12 for 107. His performance culminated with Dolphins Franchise selection in the SuperSport Series, but he only played a solitary game.

The South African all-rounder 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 returned to Northern shores once again in 2019. After bringing up his 100th first-class match, he signed with ACC for their Dutch Topklasse campaign. The all-rounder didn't disappoint, finishing second in the wicket charts, to fellow CricX client Kuldeep Diwan, with 33 poles at 13.58 alongside 336 runs at 33.60.

He was set to return to ACC for a second stint in 2020, before the pandemic put pay to that. However, he has since taken up roles with Pukke University, and the North West Dragons, where he works as their 1st XI Head Coach, and Academy Coach, respectively. Barends is now open to a return abroad, whether that's back to the UK, or Europe, for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
ACC (2019) 17 16 6 336 64 33.60 141.0 448 33 13.58
Padiham (2017) 27 27 4 864 98 37.57 259.5 968 66 6/27 14.66
Padiham (2016) 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 55 4 3/11 13.75
Chipstead (2015) 23 21 2 313 56* 16.47 185.2 689 27 4/24 25.52
Banbury (2013) 17 13 4 111 27 12.33 133.0 594 173 3/34 34.94
Paignton (2012) 20 18 4 760 104 54.29 161.5 690 40 4/32 17.25
Date of Birth 21/01/1989
Age 33
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Dolphins, North West, KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 2

Brady Barends retired from South African domestic cricket (July 2020) in order to pursue a career in coaching. If he manages to replicate his success as a player, Barends will have some coaching career.

A domestic legend - the all-rounder played 235 matches across the three formats. He graced the circuit for a decade (2010-20), during which time he bagged 353 wickets at 28.86 alongside 2,844 runs at 17.66.

Surprisingly, despite his success in CSA Provincial cricket for both KwaZulu-Natal and North West, Barends only featured once of the Dolphins at Franchise level. However, he was a stand-out performer in Provincial cricket and skippered the North West Dragons towards the tail end of his career.

During his playing days, Barends was a genuine pace-bowling all-rounder. He 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 became only the sixth bowler in history to take the first nine wickets to fall in an innings in South African first-class cricket. Barends ended with remarkable match figures of 12 for 107. His performance culminated with Dolphins Franchise selection in the SuperSport Series, but he only played a solitary game.

The South African all-rounder 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 returned to Northern shores once again in 2019. After bringing up his 100th first-class match, he signed with ACC for their Dutch Topklasse campaign. The all-rounder didn't disappoint, finishing second in the wicket charts, to fellow CricX client Kuldeep Diwan, with 33 poles at 13.58 alongside 336 runs at 33.60.

He was set to return to ACC for a second stint in 2020, before the pandemic put pay to that. However, he has since taken up roles with Pukke University, and the North West Dragons, where he works as their 1st XI Head Coach, and Academy Coach, respectively. Barends is now open to a return abroad, whether that's back to the UK, or Europe, for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
ACC (2019) 17 16 6 336 64 33.60 141.0 448 33 13.58
Padiham (2017) 27 27 4 864 98 37.57 259.5 968 66 6/27 14.66
Padiham (2016) 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 55 4 3/11 13.75
Chipstead (2015) 23 21 2 313 56* 16.47 185.2 689 27 4/24 25.52
Banbury (2013) 17 13 4 111 27 12.33 133.0 594 173 3/34 34.94
Paignton (2012) 20 18 4 760 104 54.29 161.5 690 40 4/32 17.25
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