- D.O.B.: 16/11/1997
- Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Free State (RSA Provincial), Peshawars CC
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Dilivio Ridgard is an emerging talent from Bloemfontein in South Africa’s Free State Province. An excellent gloveman, Dilivio is a stroke-making, Left-handed Top Order Batsman that can bat anywhere in the top 7 and has done across all three formats for his native Free State. A regular selection in the Free State age group sides, he was selected for the province from U13 level in 2011 right through the U19 age group when selected as a 17 year old.
Having been a standout performer in the VKB Knights Academy and University of Free State sides throughout 2017-18 it was only a matter of time before Dilivio would debut in all three formats as 2018 progressed. His first senior provincial appearance got off to a good start, with a solid 39* (53) in a one-dayer against Namibia. His First Class debut would see him reach 52 (134) in a patient knock that saw Free State secure a draw against a strong Northerns side.
Very highly regarded by the Knights Franchise, Dilivio has been a part of the Free State system from 13 years old. Now primed to step up into the Franchise WK/Bat role at some point in 2020-21 with his excellent glovework and attacking batting, Dilivio will be a great pick up for any UK club seeking a classy Left-hander that is also a keen coach.
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