Dhilin Goven2022-03-23T13:37:49+00:00

Dhilin Goven

Date of Birth 20/07/2001
Age 20
NationalityZimbabwean
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Mashonaland East U16s, U17s, Peterhouse Boys' School 1st XI

Dhilin Goven is a talented UK Ancestry Visa holding all-rounder who recently finished his studies at the prestigious Peterhouse Boys' School in Zimbabwe.

A genuine seam bowling all-rounder, in his coach's words, “one of the most aggressive and orthodox players in his age group (U19), he most definitely shows no fear of the opponent and does not back down from a challenge”. Dhilin has an attitude of ‘see ball hit ball’. As a very competent all-rounder, Dhilin bats in the middle order and has proven to be an aggressive batter who relies on his timing and running between the wickets, he is fast between the wickets and likes to put the fielder under pressure and he can certainly hit a long ball. Dhilin is naturally aggressive, but he can play defensive when required and does not give his wicket away easily".

"Dhilin is an opening bowler and has the potential to swing the ball both ways, he has a few variations in his pocket and is handy in the death overs’. He has a bowling speed of between 120-125 km/h. He relies on his line and length to get wickets and therefore does not worry too much about his speed".

"Dhilin absolutely loves his fielding, his reaction time is quick and he always has a spring in his step. Dhilin is an extremely jovial young man and because of this is very loud in the field (he has proven to be a good motivator and often uses his positive attitude to keep his teammates going when things are looking gloomy.) He is very determined and strong-willed and would be a great asset to any team if given the chance. He always finds himself fielding at point or on the boundary. He has a strong arm and always puts his body on the line and is not afraid of a grass burn or getting his clothes dirty".

Besides cricket Dhilin competed in a variety of sports, his major sporting talents were field hockey, squash, and athletics. He also very much enjoyed social tennis and rugby. He is an avid Bass fisherman and has fished for 3 years for Zimbabwe Junior Bass.

Having grown up in a very small town and being in boarding school most of his schooling life he hasn’t had much opportunity to join any cricket clubs or attend any coaching clinics, which are held in the bigger cities, the closest city being Harare which is a one and half hours drive away. His only exposure has been at school, although during the school holiday he does play social cricket with the community using the local junior school’s fields.

Seeking opportunities abroad, Dhilin ventured to the UK and played a season with Scarcroft in the Leeds and Wetherby Cricket League in Yorkshire. He enjoyed decent returns, particularly with the ball taking 40 wickets at 21.40 in all cricket for the club.

He thoroughly enjoyed his maiden stint and is therefore eager to return to Northern shores for a second season in 2022.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Scarcroft (2021) 32 22 6 248 47 15.50 189.1 856 40 4/15 21.40
Date of Birth 20/07/2001
Age 20
NationalityZimbabwean
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Mashonaland East U16s, U17s, Peterhouse Boys' School 1st XI

Dhilin Goven is a talented UK Ancestry Visa holding all-rounder who recently finished his studies at the prestigious Peterhouse Boys' School in Zimbabwe.

A genuine seam bowling all-rounder, in his coach's words, “one of the most aggressive and orthodox players in his age group (U19), he most definitely shows no fear of the opponent and does not back down from a challenge”. Dhilin has an attitude of ‘see ball hit ball’. As a very competent all-rounder, Dhilin bats in the middle order and has proven to be an aggressive batter who relies on his timing and running between the wickets, he is fast between the wickets and likes to put the fielder under pressure and he can certainly hit a long ball. Dhilin is naturally aggressive, but he can play defensive when required and does not give his wicket away easily".

"Dhilin is an opening bowler and has the potential to swing the ball both ways, he has a few variations in his pocket and is handy in the death overs’. He has a bowling speed of between 120-125 km/h. He relies on his line and length to get wickets and therefore does not worry too much about his speed".

"Dhilin absolutely loves his fielding, his reaction time is quick and he always has a spring in his step. Dhilin is an extremely jovial young man and because of this is very loud in the field (he has proven to be a good motivator and often uses his positive attitude to keep his teammates going when things are looking gloomy.) He is very determined and strong-willed and would be a great asset to any team if given the chance. He always finds himself fielding at point or on the boundary. He has a strong arm and always puts his body on the line and is not afraid of a grass burn or getting his clothes dirty".

Besides cricket Dhilin competed in a variety of sports, his major sporting talents were field hockey, squash, and athletics. He also very much enjoyed social tennis and rugby. He is an avid Bass fisherman and has fished for 3 years for Zimbabwe Junior Bass.

Having grown up in a very small town and being in boarding school most of his schooling life he hasn’t had much opportunity to join any cricket clubs or attend any coaching clinics, which are held in the bigger cities, the closest city being Harare which is a one and half hours drive away. His only exposure has been at school, although during the school holiday he does play social cricket with the community using the local junior school’s fields.

Seeking opportunities abroad, Dhilin ventured to the UK and played a season with Scarcroft in the Leeds and Wetherby Cricket League in Yorkshire. He enjoyed decent returns, particularly with the ball taking 40 wickets at 21.40 in all cricket for the club.

He thoroughly enjoyed his maiden stint and is therefore eager to return to Northern shores for a second season in 2022.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Scarcroft (2021) 32 22 6 248 47 15.50 189.1 856 40 4/15 21.40
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