Gihahn Cloete

  • D.O.B.: 04/10/1992
  • Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman, Wicket-Keeper, and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Knights (RSA Provincial), South Africa
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Gihahn is an elegant left-handed top order batsman from South Africa’s Northern Cape region who debuted for South Africa in October 2018 in a T20 against Zimbabwe. Not foreign to representing his country, Gihahn has been earmarked from a young age for higher honours. Having dominated various age group competitions, he remarkably represented Northern Cape (formerly Griqualand West) at U17 level when he was just 13 years old and the U19 a year later at 14. He debuted at First Class level as a 16 year old, scoring a composed 42 (108) against an attack including Kyle Abbott and Keshav Maharaj.

Having starred for the South African Under 19s side on their tour of England in 2011, he played in the 2012 ICC U19 World Cup in Australia. Gihahn hasn’t looked back, having gone on to not only cement himself a place in the Warriors Franchise side having relocated from the Knights Franchise but to represent the National team in 2 T20I in summer 2018-19. He was also selected for the Tshwane Spartans for the inaugural Mzansi T20 league.

Gihahn joined Prestwich CC as his first season in the UK in 2017 and was solid, scoring 797 runs @ 39.85 was a good first outing in what will have been some much jucier wickets that the perfectly manicured Arundel, Taunton and Canterbury grounds he played on during the U19 tour.

Seeking a return to the UK in 2023, Gihahn will be a great pick up for a club seeking top order reinforcement for next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Knights/Warriors (First Class) Career 126 216 6281
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
135 30.34 148 3 1-11
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Prestwich CC 2017 25 24 797
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
102* 39.85 19 1 1-24