Lesiba Ngoepe

  • D.O.B.: 14/04/1993
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Astley Bridge CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Eastern Province (RSA Provincial),
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Lesiba is a fine young talented batting all-rounder now playing 1st class cricket in South Africa for Eastern Province following a move from the Cape Cobras/Western Province. A former RSA U19 player, Lesiba made his first class debut at the age of 17, and has gone on to play over 100 provincial games. A clean hitter of the ball, Lesiba is predominantly an opener in the shorter formats whilst he bats 4-5 in the longer version of the game.

A capable yet under-used Slow Left arm Orthodox spinner, he has a knack for breaking partnerships. Lesiba played in the Birmingham league for Coventry and North Warwickshire CC during the 2014 season where he had a great season scoring 784 runs and took 16 wickets before having to return early due to change of provinces at first class level. After a 2016 season cut short by a knee injury, he returned to the UK in 2017, joining Aberdeenshire CC in the Scottish Eastern Premier Division where he chalked up 555 runs @ 37 and took 28 wickets @ 18.42 to be in the top 4 performers with both bat and ball.

In summer 2019, Lesiba returned to Scotland, this time joining Poloc CC for their 2019 WDCU campaign. 396 runs @ 30.46 and 17 wickets @ 20.06 didn’t quite scale the heights of his previous Scottish stint but in tough conditions this summer, still a solid enough return to keep Poloc out of the relegation zone.

In summer 2021, Lesiba joined Shenfield CC in the ECB Essex League, scoring 669 runs @ 39.35 with a best of 141* against Buckhurst Hill CC and contributing with 28 wickets @ 19.57 with a best of 4-11 in his final game as he put the club in the box seat for promotion to the Premier League.

Lesiba is eager to return next summer represents a great option to any club seeking a genuine top order player and a real spin bowling option.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Shenfield CC 2021 20 19 669
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
141* 39.35 28 19.57 4-11
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Poloc CC 2019 15 14 396
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
96* 30.46 17 20.06 3-17
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Aberdeenshire CC 2017 16 16 555
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
109* 37.00 28 18.42 5-42
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Kendal CC 2016 12 12 383
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
89 34.82 5 41.80 3-35
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Coventry and NW CC 2014 27  25 784
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
 123  34.08 16 25.00 2-14