- D.O.B.: 12/02/1999
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
- Placed: Re-Signed - Wimbledon CC
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Left-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Surrey County Cricket Club
- Entry route: UK Passport
- Available: April to September
Dan Moriarty is an precociously talented left-arm Orthodox spinner from Cape Town, South Africa. School at renowned Cricket school, Rondebosch High School, Dan flew under the radar for much of his age group cricket from a provincial perspective but his talent wasn’t lost on the Rondebosch coaches, debuting for the 1st XI at the age of 15.
His performances for the school resulted in selection for Western Province U17 in 2015 for the National Cricket South Africa U17 Tournament, his 7 wickets @ 13.71 saw him selected for South African U19 side to tour Sri Lanka in 2016, playing one Youth Test & one Youth ODI at just 17 years old. Later that year, he would gain selection for the Western Province U19 side to contest the 2016 Khaya Majola Coke Week Tournament and was selected in the RSA U17 side to contest the CSA Franchise Cubs week in Jan 2017.
His standout performances have continued at club level, for powerhouse western cape club, Western Province CC. His accurate and economical left-arm spin has proved irreplaceable, with 24 wickets in just 7 games over the 2016/17 & 2017/18 seasons, with school commitments having prevented him playing more men’s cricket.
Dan would venture to the UK in summer 2018, linking up with Home Counties side Aston Rowant CC for their 3rd place finish in the top division. Instrumental to the club’s success, Dan helped himself to 49 wickets @ 20.20. Not a noted batter, Dan is no bunny with the bat, scoring 236 runs @ 15.73 as a middle/lower order Batsman.
Dan returned to the UK in 2019, joining Bury St Edmunds CC in the ECB East Anglian Premier League. Following a match winning 65* in his first game, he was steady with bat in hand throughout but his 35 wickets @ 17.17 not only caught the eye of the local league but the county system. Spending time with the MCC Young Cricketer’s, Dan was picked up by Surrey for a number of games and off the back of his time with them was offered a county contract.
Dan bagged a 5-for on debut for Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy and had a excellent start to his T20 career, collecting 6 wickets in his first 4 games at a tick over 6 runs an over. Dan has gone on to become one of the most exciting spin talents in the UK.
Dan seeks a club to join for next summer that he can play for when not on county duty.
|Surrey CCC (FC/T20)||2020||15||3||1|
|Bury St Edmunds CC||2019||22||17||285|
|Aston Rowant CC||2018||26||18||236|
|Western Province CC||2017-18||3||2||18|