Gareth Orr2022-09-11T16:46:47+01:00

Gareth Orr

Date of Birth 17-01-1994
Age 28
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams KwaZulu Natal Inland U17s, Crusaders CC 1st XI

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

Gareth Orr is a British Passport holding run machine from South Africa currently living/working in the UK. Following his prolific season in Kent last summer (805 runs at 61.92), he is seeking a higher level of cricket in 2023, and under ECB residency rules should qualify as a "local" player next summer.

Prior to his relocation to England (Jan 2022), Orr was a key member of the Crusaders Cricket Club’s 50-over championship winning campaign, and second-placed finish in the KwaZulu National Premier League T20 tournament (2021). He was a stand-out performer in the latter (in particular), finishing among the leading run-scorers and picking up 2 Man of the Match awards in the 5 games played.

During the same year, he was invited to join the Dolphins High Performance Centre by ex-Proteas all-rounder, Robbie Frylinck. Unfortunately, COVID struck jeopardizing this opportunity and the potential to play for the Colts Club XI.

A schoolboy star, Orr represented and skippered his College and Provincial sides. In 2007, he captained the likes of Daryn Dupavillion, Senuran Muthusamy (Proteas), and Kyle Simmonds (Cape Cobras) for KZN Coastal. In 2010, he toured the UK with the Maritzburg College 1st XI as a 16-year-old. He averaged over 50 during this tour, as the side went unbeaten in their 15-matches against England’s top schools. Over the next two years, he would go on to skipper KZN Inland U17s (2011), and Maritzburg College 1st XI (2012), skippering notable players including Dupavillion, Luke Schlemmer, Ben Compton (Kent/England Lions), and England star Tom Curran.

In 2020, during his final year of his BEng Electronic Engineering degree, Orr decided to return to cricket following a 7-year hiatus. The reason for the hiatus was to focus on achieving his undergraduate degree. In his first match back, he scored 133* and took 4 wickets. The next weekend he was promoted to the University of Pretoria’s Emerging Squad and averaged over 40 with the bat for the remainder of the season. Mental toughness is a trait that a lot of crickets lack and is a strong point of Orr's game.

The British Passport holding South African then headed to the UK in 2022 and enjoyed a barnstorming maiden stint for Tonbridge Cricket Club in the Kent Cricket League. The run machine is now seeking a new challenge for the 2023 season, ideally with a club in/around London where he’s currently based.



Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Tonbridge (2022) 23 22 4 919 118* 51.06 37 224 8 4/56 28.00
Date of Birth 17-01-1994
Age 28
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams KwaZulu Natal Inland U17s, Crusaders CC 1st XI

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

Gareth Orr is a British Passport holding run machine from South Africa currently living/working in the UK. Following his prolific season in Kent last summer (805 runs at 61.92), he is seeking a higher level of cricket in 2023, and under ECB residency rules should qualify as a "local" player next summer.

Prior to his relocation to England (Jan 2022), Orr was a key member of the Crusaders Cricket Club’s 50-over championship winning campaign, and second-placed finish in the KwaZulu National Premier League T20 tournament (2021). He was a stand-out performer in the latter (in particular), finishing among the leading run-scorers and picking up 2 Man of the Match awards in the 5 games played.

During the same year, he was invited to join the Dolphins High Performance Centre by ex-Proteas all-rounder, Robbie Frylinck. Unfortunately, COVID struck jeopardizing this opportunity and the potential to play for the Colts Club XI.

A schoolboy star, Orr represented and skippered his College and Provincial sides. In 2007, he captained the likes of Daryn Dupavillion, Senuran Muthusamy (Proteas), and Kyle Simmonds (Cape Cobras) for KZN Coastal. In 2010, he toured the UK with the Maritzburg College 1st XI as a 16-year-old. He averaged over 50 during this tour, as the side went unbeaten in their 15-matches against England’s top schools. Over the next two years, he would go on to skipper KZN Inland U17s (2011), and Maritzburg College 1st XI (2012), skippering notable players including Dupavillion, Luke Schlemmer, Ben Compton (Kent/England Lions), and England star Tom Curran.

In 2020, during his final year of his BEng Electronic Engineering degree, Orr decided to return to cricket following a 7-year hiatus. The reason for the hiatus was to focus on achieving his undergraduate degree. In his first match back, he scored 133* and took 4 wickets. The next weekend he was promoted to the University of Pretoria’s Emerging Squad and averaged over 40 with the bat for the remainder of the season. Mental toughness is a trait that a lot of crickets lack and is a strong point of Orr's game.

The British Passport holding South African then headed to the UK in 2022 and enjoyed a barnstorming maiden stint for Tonbridge Cricket Club in the Kent Cricket League. The run machine is now seeking a new challenge for the 2023 season, ideally with a club in/around London where he’s currently based.



Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Tonbridge (2022) 23 22 4 919 118* 51.06 37 224 8 4/56 28.00
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