- D.O.B.: 21/09/1988
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
- Recent teams: South Africa, South Africa A, Dolphins (RSA Provincial)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Jon-Jon ‘JJ’ Smuts is one of South African domestic cricket’s most outstanding performers since his debut back in 2007. A hard-hitting Right-handed Top Order Batsman, he is also a skilful Slow Left-arm Orthodox Spinner. Having played exclusively for his home province throughout most of his career, JJ switched to the Dolphins ahead of the 2022-23 summer.
A former Protea, JJ made his first appearance for South Africa against Sri Lanka in a T20I at Centurion. He went on to represent South Africa on 19 occasions, 6 of those One-Day Internationals in which he averaged 45.00 with a best of 84 cricketer against Australia, leading a successful chase of 258 at Potchefstroom.
JJ has had a number of trips to the UK since he first appeared in professional cricket. A 2010 stint with Chorley CC in the ECB Northern Premier League was followed by a Lancashire League summer with Bacup CC the following year. He returned in 2016 for a short stint for Radlett CC and in summer 2022, he returned to the UK for the first time as an International Cricketer, linking with Upminster CC in the Essex League.
A high class all-rounder, JJ will be an excellent pick up for any club seeking a Left-arm Spinner that can dominate with the bat for next summer. JJ’s family will join him for a period of 1 month during the summer.
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