Tshepang Dithole2022-09-11T14:13:05+01:00

Tshepang Dithole

Date of Birth 10/03/1993
Age 29
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Available
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams South Africa Emerging Players, South African National Academy, Dolphins, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Border, Border Country, Gauteng
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 1

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

Tshepang Dithole is in the form of his life having dominated the run charts for KwaZulu-Natal in the CSA 4-Day Series last summer.

He topped the Province’s run charts and finished amongst the leading domestic run scorers in 2021/22 with 335 runs at 83.75, including a career-best 162.

Courtesy of his exploits over the years for the Dolphins and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Dithole earned selection for the National Academy and South Africa Emerging Players in 2016. The wicket-keeper batter played 6 matches for the latter in July/August and he's hoping this experience will push him towards higher honours in future.

An explosive opening batter and wicket-keeper by trade, “Alvin” as he’s known is currently on contract with KwaZulu-Natal, following the 2021/22 domestic restructuring. His journey, though, began with Gauteng with whom he represented through the age groups. He also starred for Border Country culminating with South African Rural selection.

Alvin finished third on Gauteng’s run charts (152 runs at 38) behind Quinton de Kock (South Africa) and Shaylen Pillay (Lions) during the CSA Under-19 Three-Day Competition in November/December 2010. He then topped Gauteng’s aggregates during the National Under-17 tournament in the same month.

He played a second year for the Gauteng Under-19’s in December 2011, before an outstanding CSA Rural tournament in 2012/13, topping the run charts for Border Country including scores of 116 from 107 (vs. Border Alloes), 62 from 71 (vs. Border Village) and 125 from 122 (vs. Eastern Province Midlands) in succession.

After a couple of lean seasons, Dithole has come into his own in first-class cricket over the past few summers, hitting 411 runs at 27.40 (2017/18), 329 runs at 27.41 (2018/19), 391 runs at 32.88 (2019/20), 47 runs at 47 (2020/21), and now sits on 335 runs at 83.75 in 2021/22.

Alvin is a fantastic talent, who whilst known for his destructive batting, is also a front-line keeper and useful off-spinner.

He spent a successful UK summer in 2022 playing for Durham powerhouse South Northumberland. Whilst he didn't score the volume of runs he's capable of, he was part of a winning North East Premier League campaign.

The South African is now eager to return to Northern shores yet another in 2023.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
South Northumberland (2022) 16 15 2 389 58 29.92 - - - - -
Date of Birth 10/03/1993
Age 29
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style LH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams South Africa Emerging Players, South African National Academy, Dolphins, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Border, Border Country, Gauteng
Coaching Qualifications CSA Level 1

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

Tshepang Dithole is in the form of his life having dominated the run charts for KwaZulu-Natal in the CSA 4-Day Series last summer.

He topped the Province’s run charts and finished amongst the leading domestic run scorers in 2021/22 with 335 runs at 83.75, including a career-best 162.

Courtesy of his exploits over the years for the Dolphins and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Dithole earned selection for the National Academy and South Africa Emerging Players in 2016. The wicket-keeper batter played 6 matches for the latter in July/August and he's hoping this experience will push him towards higher honours in future.

An explosive opening batter and wicket-keeper by trade, “Alvin” as he’s known is currently on contract with KwaZulu-Natal, following the 2021/22 domestic restructuring. His journey, though, began with Gauteng with whom he represented through the age groups. He also starred for Border Country culminating with South African Rural selection.

Alvin finished third on Gauteng’s run charts (152 runs at 38) behind Quinton de Kock (South Africa) and Shaylen Pillay (Lions) during the CSA Under-19 Three-Day Competition in November/December 2010. He then topped Gauteng’s aggregates during the National Under-17 tournament in the same month.

He played a second year for the Gauteng Under-19’s in December 2011, before an outstanding CSA Rural tournament in 2012/13, topping the run charts for Border Country including scores of 116 from 107 (vs. Border Alloes), 62 from 71 (vs. Border Village) and 125 from 122 (vs. Eastern Province Midlands) in succession.

After a couple of lean seasons, Dithole has come into his own in first-class cricket over the past few summers, hitting 411 runs at 27.40 (2017/18), 329 runs at 27.41 (2018/19), 391 runs at 32.88 (2019/20), 47 runs at 47 (2020/21), and now sits on 335 runs at 83.75 in 2021/22.

Alvin is a fantastic talent, who whilst known for his destructive batting, is also a front-line keeper and useful off-spinner.

He spent a successful UK summer in 2022 playing for Durham powerhouse South Northumberland. Whilst he didn't score the volume of runs he's capable of, he was part of a winning North East Premier League campaign.

The South African is now eager to return to Northern shores yet another in 2023.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
South Northumberland (2022) 16 15 2 389 58 29.92 - - - - -
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