- D.O.B.: 25/05/1997
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current 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 with a classical side-on action, 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.
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).
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