Chad Classen

  • D.O.B.: 17/01/1997
  • Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batter and Right-arm Fast/Medium
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Recent teams: Easterns (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Chad Classen is a talented seam-bowling all-rounder from Johannesburg, South Africa. A right-handed lower order Batsman, he was an outstanding fast-bowling prospect that represented South Africa at U19 level. A tall right-arm Fast seamer with a hustle and bustle style of bowling, he gets good seam movement at decent pace. An excellent trainer, he is an athletic fielder and has a big engine with the capacity to bowl long spells. He is currently playing First Class cricket for Easterns in the South African Provincial competition.

Schooled at St Davids in Johannesburg, he was a schoolboy star. A regular for Gauteng from U15 level right through to the senior provincial side, he was selected for the South African U19 squad to contest the 2016 ICC Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh after an excellent 2015/16 Khaya Majola National U19 tournament, having picked up 7 wickets @ 11.42. Chad would go to represent the Lions Cubs at the CSA Franchise week and also the South African Universities XI as part of the triangular tournament with SA Emerging and Sri Lankan Emerging sides.

Summer 2019-20 looks to have been a real breakthrough season for Chad in red-ball cricket in particular, picking up 20 wickets @ 16.20 in the first 5 games of the season at an impressive strike rate. He has also chipped in with useful runs in the lower order, scoring 115 runs @ 38.33. Not a renowned batsman, Chad is a clean striker and when given the opportunity has proved he can put a high price on his wicket.

Seeking his first placement in the UK in 2022, Chad joined Bradninch CC in the ECB Devon Premier League, picking up 34 wickets @ 22.91 and chipping in with 311 runs.

Looking for a return next summer, is seeking to join an ambitious club for next summer that need a genuine strike new-ball bowler that will look to prove himself much more than useful with the bat next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Bradninch CC 2022 27 20 311
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
53 18.29 34 22.91 3-41
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Gauteng/North West/Easterns Career 56 40 274
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
35* 14.42 86 25.25 5-38