Bamanye Xenxe

  • D.O.B.: 25/05/1997
  • Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Placed: CIYMS CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batter and Right-arm Fast
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Recent teams: Boland (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Bamanye Xenxe is an incredibly talented seam-bowling all-rounder from South Africa’s Eastern Cape town of Middledrift. A right-arm Fast seamer, he clocks in around 80mph and naturally takes the ball away from the right-hander. Bamanye is also a hard-hitting, right-handed middle/lower order batsman who has shown his worth with the bat on a number of occasions at provincial level for Border as well as for the University of Fort Hare in the Border Premier League.

Identified as an incredibly talented seamer by an enthusiastic 21 year old coach, Aviwe Mfiki, Bamanye was part of a group of 12 year old’s being put through their paces (bowling on a concrete strip that was barely passable as a net) in front of an inquisitive overseas investigative journalist. Soon after, Bamanye was awarded a scholarship at the renowned Dale College in King William’s Town.

Annual selection in Border age group teams soon followed on a regular basis from U13 right through to Franchise cubs and ultimately, a First Class debut for Border in 2017 in the CSA One Day Challenge. He has gone on to be a regular selection for the senior provincial side but the best of Bamanye is yet to come.

He switched to Mpumalanga ahead of the 2020-21 summer as they head towards First Class status and was excellent for the Rhinos. 235 runs and 24 wickets in 11 games, he had a number of excellent performances including a season best 6-51 against his former province, Border. He also had a couple of strong knocks in the One Day comp. Bamanye was snapped up by Division One Province, Boland ahead of the 2022-23 summer.

His impact at Boland was immediate, bagging 18 wickets in the 2022-23 CSA T20 challenge @ 11.05 with a best of 4-30. He finished 3 wickets clear at the top of the wicket-takers list.

Seeking his first season in the UK, Bamanye will be a great pick up for a club seeking an incredibly promising seam bowler that can genuinely be a game changer with the bat for this summer. Bamanye is also a qualified CSA Level One coach (ECB Level Two equivalent).

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Boland (T20) 2022 8 3 17
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
10 5.66 18 11.05 4-30
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Mpumalanga (1-Day) 2021-22 6 6 135
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
55 45.00 9 30.66 4-33
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
University of Fort Hare CC 2019-20 5 3 93
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
61* 46.50 8 13.12 5-32
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
University of Fort Hare CC 2018-19 10 5 83
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
28 20.75 14 20.92 5-41