Ernest Masuku2022-08-15T21:56:21+01:00

Ernest Masuku

Date of Birth 31/12/1992
Age 29
NationalityZimbabwean
Player Status Available
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Select XI, Matabeleland Tuskers, Bulawayo Metropolitan Tuskers
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Ernest Masuku is one of Zimbabwe’s brightest pace bowling talents who topped the Logan Cup wicket charts last summer (38 wickets at 23.44 with 3 five-wicket hauls). He spearheads the Matabeleland Tuskers attack and comes highly recommended by Head Coach (and fellow CricX client) Mbekezeli Mabuza. To date, he has played 70 plus domestic matches across the three formats with tremendous success.

After making his first-class debut towards the end of the 2016/17 season, taking 5 wickets, including figures of 4-63 in the first innings against the Midlands Rhinos, he then excelled in the 2017/18 Logan cup campaign. He topped the first-class wicket charts with 32 poles at 23.06 and was rewarded with Zimbabwe A inclusion against the touring West Indians in October 2017. He was then involved with the Zimbabwe Select XI in the T20 Tri-Series to include Kenya and the Board XI (June 2018).

He has been a stand-out since and at the point of writing (15/08/22) has 116 wickets at 26.45 in 32 first-class games and is pushing for full Zimbabwe honours. Whilst known for his pace bowling, Masuku can lay claims to genuine all-rounder status. He boasts 4 half-centuries at first-class (3) and List A (1) level.

Eager to showcase his skills abroad, Masuku played for Dukinfield in the Greater Manchester Cricket League in 2019. He impressed with both bat and ball, including 345 runs at 21.56 and 35 wickets at 21.43. He also completed his UKCC level 2 coaching course and was actively involved with club junior coaching.

The talented pace bowling all-rounder then returned abroad in 2021 to play for Plympton in the Devon League. In a reduced season due to COVID, hotel quarantine etc, he picked up 18 wickets at 25.33, but perhaps under-performed with the bat with 174 runs at 15.82.

An in-form Masuku returned for a third UK stint last summer, this time playing in the top tier of the North West Cricket Union (Northern Ireland) for Strabane. He was a resounding success, and given this, he is now eager to return abroad for another stint in 2023, hopefully after securing a season down under for the 2022/23 summer.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Strabane (2022)
Plympton (2021) 14 12 1 174 43 15.82 107 456 18 4/30 25.33
Dukinfield (2019) 18 17 1 345 67* 21.56 137 750 35 5/37 21.43
Date of Birth 31/12/1992
Age 29
NationalityZimbabwean
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style RH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Select XI, Matabeleland Tuskers, Bulawayo Metropolitan Tuskers
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Ernest Masuku is one of Zimbabwe’s brightest pace bowling talents who topped the Logan Cup wicket charts last summer (38 wickets at 23.44 with 3 five-wicket hauls). He spearheads the Matabeleland Tuskers attack and comes highly recommended by Head Coach (and fellow CricX client) Mbekezeli Mabuza. To date, he has played 70 plus domestic matches across the three formats with tremendous success.

After making his first-class debut towards the end of the 2016/17 season, taking 5 wickets, including figures of 4-63 in the first innings against the Midlands Rhinos, he then excelled in the 2017/18 Logan cup campaign. He topped the first-class wicket charts with 32 poles at 23.06 and was rewarded with Zimbabwe A inclusion against the touring West Indians in October 2017. He was then involved with the Zimbabwe Select XI in the T20 Tri-Series to include Kenya and the Board XI (June 2018).

He has been a stand-out since and at the point of writing (15/08/22) has 116 wickets at 26.45 in 32 first-class games and is pushing for full Zimbabwe honours. Whilst known for his pace bowling, Masuku can lay claims to genuine all-rounder status. He boasts 4 half-centuries at first-class (3) and List A (1) level.

Eager to showcase his skills abroad, Masuku played for Dukinfield in the Greater Manchester Cricket League in 2019. He impressed with both bat and ball, including 345 runs at 21.56 and 35 wickets at 21.43. He also completed his UKCC level 2 coaching course and was actively involved with club junior coaching.

The talented pace bowling all-rounder then returned abroad in 2021 to play for Plympton in the Devon League. In a reduced season due to COVID, hotel quarantine etc, he picked up 18 wickets at 25.33, but perhaps under-performed with the bat with 174 runs at 15.82.

An in-form Masuku returned for a third UK stint last summer, this time playing in the top tier of the North West Cricket Union (Northern Ireland) for Strabane. He was a resounding success, and given this, he is now eager to return abroad for another stint in 2023, hopefully after securing a season down under for the 2022/23 summer.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Strabane (2022)
Plympton (2021) 14 12 1 174 43 15.82 107 456 18 4/30 25.33
Dukinfield (2019) 18 17 1 345 67* 21.56 137 750 35 5/37 21.43
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