- D.O.B.: 13/09/1996
- Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman, Wicket-Keeper, and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: South Western Districts (RSA Provincial)
- Entry route: Sponsored Work Visa
- Available: April to September
*****Available for the Republic of Ireland & Holland Only*****
Jean Heunis is an enigmatic talent from Oudtshoorn in South Africa’s Western Cape. A gifted Right-handed Batsman, Jean is a very capable Right-arm Off-Spinner as well as being an excellent Wicket-keeper. An SWD lad, born and bred, Jean was an age group star as he came through the Oudtshoorn-based Provinces system.
A standout for SWD from a young age, Jean made waves as a 16-year old at the prestigious Cricket South Africa Khaya Majola Coke Week tournament in 2012-13. One of the youngest participants at the tournament, he outscored the likes David Bedingham, Leus du Plooy and a swarm of players that have gone on to play International and First Class Cricket. Jean represented the SA Schools side and in 2014 was part of the South African U19 extended squad ahead of the 2014 ICC U19 World Cup in Dubai.
As often happens with exciting young talents, Jean never transitioned from Schoolboy star to Professional cricketer successfully, managing a solitary appearance for SWD in a provincial T20 fixture. Not one to wallow in self-pity, Jean headed off to the University of the Western Cape and completed his Degree and Post-Graduate Degree’s in Business Management. Whilst studying, Jean represented and ultimately captained the UWC 1st XI.
With a restructure of domestic Cricket and studies completed, Jean has return to Oudtshoorn, captaining the SWD Academy and representing the province’s Colts side as he aims to reignite what looked to be a most exciting career.
Jean is seeking to play abroad in 2022 for the first time and will be a great pick up for any club seeking a quality middle order batsman that can either take the gloves or keep wicket next summer.
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