Jeremy Ives2022-03-23T13:39:01+00:00

Jeremy Ives

Date of Birth 25/12/1996
Age 25
NationalityZimbabwean
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Zimbabwe (Africa Cup), Zimbabwe U19s, Western Province Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2
Local Accommodation Newbury, Berkshire - Postcode TBC

Jeremy Ives is a talented cricketer who, following 4-years studying at Stellenbosch University (to include 2 degrees), is now London-based working and looking to continue his cricket.

A genuine all-rounder, Ives bats in the top-order and bowls left-arm spin. Educated at Kingswood College in Grahamstown, he represented Zimbabwe through the age-groups.

In 2016, he starred for Zimbabwe at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. He struck an impressive 91 against an England attack featuring the likes of Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, and Mason Crane, before striking 34 not out to help Zimbabwe to victory, after bowling South Africa out for 91 in the first innings.

Ives ended the tournament as Zimbabwe's highest run-scorer and inside the top ten World Cup batting averages (236 runs at 59), ahead of notable stars including Dan Lawrence, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Phillips, and Curran. He also picked up 6 wickets at 16.33 to evidence his all-round skills.

Following the World Cup, he was selected to represent Zimbabwe in the CSA Africa T20 competition, playing matches against Free State and Eastern Province. Since then, Ives has focussed on his studies, whilst also turning out for Western Province Cricket Club in Cape Town.

A player that comes highly recommended by numerous sources, including the likes of ex Zimbabwean / Hampshire all-rounder Greg Lamb and his former Kingswood coach, Greg Van Molendorf who was full of praise for him.

He said, “he played a key role for Kingswood as both a key batsman and quality left-arm orthodox spinner. We hope that his time spent here played an important role in his overall development as a cricketer. We were all delighted to see him do so well in the World Cup and his peer group followed his progress very closely. We wish him all the luck in the future and hopefully see him representing Zimbabwe in both the ODI and test arena one day”.

Ives is currently based in South West London, is seeking a club to play for alongside his work commitments - similar to what he did with Home Counties club Falkland last year (277 runs at 18.47 and 24 wickets at 16.83). As he has been a UK resident for over 12-months, the Zimbabwean will qualify as a Category 1 ("Local") player for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Falkland (2021) 16 16 1 277 76 18.47 116.1 404 24 4/38 16.83
Date of Birth 25/12/1996
Age 25
NationalityZimbabwean
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route UK Ancestry Visa
Major Teams Zimbabwe (Africa Cup), Zimbabwe U19s, Western Province Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2
Local Accommodation Newbury, Berkshire - Postcode TBC

Jeremy Ives is a talented cricketer who, following 4-years studying at Stellenbosch University (to include 2 degrees), is now London-based working and looking to continue his cricket.

A genuine all-rounder, Ives bats in the top-order and bowls left-arm spin. Educated at Kingswood College in Grahamstown, he represented Zimbabwe through the age-groups.

In 2016, he starred for Zimbabwe at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. He struck an impressive 91 against an England attack featuring the likes of Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, and Mason Crane, before striking 34 not out to help Zimbabwe to victory, after bowling South Africa out for 91 in the first innings.

Ives ended the tournament as Zimbabwe's highest run-scorer and inside the top ten World Cup batting averages (236 runs at 59), ahead of notable stars including Dan Lawrence, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Phillips, and Curran. He also picked up 6 wickets at 16.33 to evidence his all-round skills.

Following the World Cup, he was selected to represent Zimbabwe in the CSA Africa T20 competition, playing matches against Free State and Eastern Province. Since then, Ives has focussed on his studies, whilst also turning out for Western Province Cricket Club in Cape Town.

A player that comes highly recommended by numerous sources, including the likes of ex Zimbabwean / Hampshire all-rounder Greg Lamb and his former Kingswood coach, Greg Van Molendorf who was full of praise for him.

He said, “he played a key role for Kingswood as both a key batsman and quality left-arm orthodox spinner. We hope that his time spent here played an important role in his overall development as a cricketer. We were all delighted to see him do so well in the World Cup and his peer group followed his progress very closely. We wish him all the luck in the future and hopefully see him representing Zimbabwe in both the ODI and test arena one day”.

Ives is currently based in South West London, is seeking a club to play for alongside his work commitments - similar to what he did with Home Counties club Falkland last year (277 runs at 18.47 and 24 wickets at 16.83). As he has been a UK resident for over 12-months, the Zimbabwean will qualify as a Category 1 ("Local") player for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Falkland (2021) 16 16 1 277 76 18.47 116.1 404 24 4/38 16.83
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