Joylord Gumbie

  • D.O.B.: 25/12/1995
  • Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batter and Wicket-Keeper
  • Coaching qualifications: None
  • Recent teams: Zimbabwe, Mountaineers (Zimbabwe Franchise),
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Joylord Gumbie is a talented batsman/wicketkeeper from Harare, Zimbabwe. A very capable right-hander, Joylord has always been a player “in the mix” in Zimbabwe’s domestic system throughout his time in the game. A regular for Zimbabwe at Under 17 level, including representation at the Cricket South Africa U17 National week, in which Zimbabwe were invited to participate, he also represented Zimbabwe at the 2014 ICC Under 19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to the U19 World Cup, Joylord had already appeared in the professional game domestically, debuting for the Mashonaland Eagles against the MidWest Rhinos in late 2013. Since his first appearances for the Eagles and subsequent games for the Mountaineers, whom he joined in 2019-20, Joylord has maintained a regular presence with sporadic glimpses of what he can deliver in the top flight, without ever really becoming a regular standout.

Following a decent 2020-21 season, Joylord was selected in the wider National team squad and was a standby player for Zimbabwe’s Test matches against Pakistan. He was again named in the Test Squad in July ’21 for their one-off match against Bangladesh.

In 2023, Joylord was selected to make his international debut, being selected for the ODI side to contest the World Cup Qualifiers, making 7 appearances and scoring 190 runs with a best of 78 against USA.

Seeking to spread his wings in 2024, Joylord is looking for his first season abroad next summer and will be a good pick up for a club seeking a very capable top order Batsman still looking to make his mark in the game.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Mountaineers 2022-23 6 10 474
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
115 47.40 4 1
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Zimbabwe A/Zimbabwe Chairmans XI Career 9 11 212
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
44 19.27 13
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Eagles/Mountaineers (First Class) Career 52 90 2042
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
168* 24.60