Byron Boshoff2021-09-30T20:49:54+01:00

Byron Boshoff

Date of Birth 12/06/1992
Age 29
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route Spouse Visa
Major Teams South Africa U17s Squad, Northern Province Schools, Durbanville CC 1st XI, Maties CC 1st XI
Local Accommodation Harrogate, Yorkshire

Byron Boshoff is an accomplished batsman currently living and working in Harrogate, Yorkshire, having relocated from South Africa in early 2021.

The former vice-captain of Durbanville Cricket Club – ranked as the strongest club side in South Africa, is an opening batsman of some pedigree. Before moving to the UK, he enjoyed tremendous success for the Cape Town based club, since he joined them in 2016.

The club has won the T20 Premier League title 3-years in a row, the One-Day Premier League twice, and 2 National Competitions, in a side that features the likes of Protea batsman, Pieter, and Janneman Malan. Boshoff moved to Durbanville for the 2016/17 season, following a stunning final stint with Maties Cricket Club (694 runs at 57.83 in the Boland Premier League).

In his maiden season for DCC, he continued his run-spree, topping the Western Province Cricket Association (Premier League) run charts with 911 runs at 47.90 with 3 centuries. He was subsequently awarded the “Batsman” and “Player” of the year awards.

Boshoff suffered a leaner season in 2017/18, albeit, still finished 7th on the run charts. However, he put this right during Durbanville’s treble trophy-winning 2018/19 campaign.

He topped the T20 charts (283 runs at 40.40), finished 5th in the Premier League (615 runs at 30.15), and was third to Pieter Malan (Proteas Test bat - 256 runs), and Andre Malan (Cobras bat - 229) at the Momentum National Club Championships (228 runs at 57). Boshoff struck a century in the final (118*) helping DCC to the title and number 1 ranked club in South Africa.

Boshoff has also churned runs abroad, with dominant stints with Yorkshire clubs Horsforth (2016), and Wakefield Thornes (2021).

During his opening stint he was quite simply outstanding. A total of 1,525 runs at 66.30 with 3 centuries in all forms of cricket. He topped the Headingley and District T20 league run charts with 512 runs at 128, to include a brilliant 147* in the final. He was the second-highest run-scorer in the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior League (Div 1) and Cup competitions, striking 1,013 runs at 53.32.

Boshoff returned to the UK in 2021 and once again excelled, this time for Wakefield Thornes in the strong Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League. He was the sixth leading run-scorer with 758 runs at 50.53 in the League, then dominated the Heavy Woollen Cup with a further 450 runs at 56.25.

The South African is a high-class and proven performer. A batsman capable of adapting to any format, or game situation, whether that be accumulating big runs, or crunching out scores in quick time. He boasts tremendous captaincy, leadership, and coaching skills. Boshoff really is the complete package, in terms of an experienced batsman and leader.

Boshoff is now based in Horsforth with his partner, who is an EU citizen. He is in the UK on a EU family permit under the EU settlement scheme. This permits the right to work and play cricket for an initial period of 5-years without restriction.

A serious performer, Boshoff has now agreed terms for the UK 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Wakefield Thornes (2021) 26 26 3 1208 142 52.52 - - - - -
Horsforth (2016) 29 29 6 1525 147* 66.30 24 166 7 2/23 23.71
Date of Birth 12/06/1992
Age 29
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route Spouse Visa
Major Teams South Africa U17s Squad, Northern Province Schools, Durbanville CC 1st XI, Maties CC 1st XI
Local Accommodation Harrogate, Yorkshire

Byron Boshoff is an accomplished batsman currently living and working in Harrogate, Yorkshire, having relocated from South Africa in early 2021.

The former vice-captain of Durbanville Cricket Club – ranked as the strongest club side in South Africa, is an opening batsman of some pedigree. Before moving to the UK, he enjoyed tremendous success for the Cape Town based club, since he joined them in 2016.

The club has won the T20 Premier League title 3-years in a row, the One-Day Premier League twice, and 2 National Competitions, in a side that features the likes of Protea batsman, Pieter, and Janneman Malan. Boshoff moved to Durbanville for the 2016/17 season, following a stunning final stint with Maties Cricket Club (694 runs at 57.83 in the Boland Premier League).

In his maiden season for DCC, he continued his run-spree, topping the Western Province Cricket Association (Premier League) run charts with 911 runs at 47.90 with 3 centuries. He was subsequently awarded the “Batsman” and “Player” of the year awards.

Boshoff suffered a leaner season in 2017/18, albeit, still finished 7th on the run charts. However, he put this right during Durbanville’s treble trophy-winning 2018/19 campaign.

He topped the T20 charts (283 runs at 40.40), finished 5th in the Premier League (615 runs at 30.15), and was third to Pieter Malan (Proteas Test bat - 256 runs), and Andre Malan (Cobras bat - 229) at the Momentum National Club Championships (228 runs at 57). Boshoff struck a century in the final (118*) helping DCC to the title and number 1 ranked club in South Africa.

Boshoff has also churned runs abroad, with dominant stints with Yorkshire clubs Horsforth (2016), and Wakefield Thornes (2021).

During his opening stint he was quite simply outstanding. A total of 1,525 runs at 66.30 with 3 centuries in all forms of cricket. He topped the Headingley and District T20 league run charts with 512 runs at 128, to include a brilliant 147* in the final. He was the second-highest run-scorer in the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior League (Div 1) and Cup competitions, striking 1,013 runs at 53.32.

Boshoff returned to the UK in 2021 and once again excelled, this time for Wakefield Thornes in the strong Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League. He was the sixth leading run-scorer with 758 runs at 50.53 in the League, then dominated the Heavy Woollen Cup with a further 450 runs at 56.25.

The South African is a high-class and proven performer. A batsman capable of adapting to any format, or game situation, whether that be accumulating big runs, or crunching out scores in quick time. He boasts tremendous captaincy, leadership, and coaching skills. Boshoff really is the complete package, in terms of an experienced batsman and leader.

Boshoff is now based in Horsforth with his partner, who is an EU citizen. He is in the UK on a EU family permit under the EU settlement scheme. This permits the right to work and play cricket for an initial period of 5-years without restriction.

A serious performer, Boshoff has now agreed terms for the UK 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Wakefield Thornes (2021) 26 26 3 1208 142 52.52 - - - - -
Horsforth (2016) 29 29 6 1525 147* 66.30 24 166 7 2/23 23.71
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