Kagiso Rapulana

  • D.O.B.: 06/07/1991
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Gauteng Lions (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Kagiso or “Jonty” as he is known, is a seasoned campaigner from South Africa. A former Gauteng age group player, from U13 through to U19, Kagiso transitioned immediately from age group Cricket to Men’s Provincial cricket in 2011 at the age of 20. A right-handed Top Order Batsman and occasional Off-Spinner, Kagiso has been a consistent feature at the provincial level since his debut in summer 2011-12. Kagiso has gone on to not only represent his North West/Gauteng on 200+ occasions but has also been a First Class provincial captain. Leading a team consisting of some of South Africa’s finest young players is no mean feat and to have had the Province sitting atop the Sunfoil 3-Day Series in 2015-16 was a credit to both his players and his leadership.

Following his first season in the UK in 2016 being interrupted by both ground drainage issues and a request to return earlier than anticipated, Kagiso had certainly made an impression up until his departure with 524 runs @ 65.5 and 26 wickets @ 12.73 for Long Eaton CC. He returned again in 2017 but family illness required yet another early return having joined Muckamore CC in Northern Ireland.

In summer 2022, Jonts joined ECB Devon Premier League club, Hatherleigh CC. In a season that the club struggled, Jonts did his best to hold the batting order together, scoring 1365 runs @ 68.25 and picking up 30 wickets @ 19.37 at very good economy rate of 3.87.

Kagiso has spent his winters coaching with the province and at Potchefstroom Central School and can provide solid support off the field. Jonts is seeking a return to the UK next summer and will provide excellent leadership on and off the field as well as an being keen to assist with junior coaching.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Hatherleigh CC 2022 26 26 1365
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
196 68.25 30 19.37 4-24
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
North West/Lions (First Class) 2017-19 20 35 1364
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
259* 47.03
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Muckamore CC 2017 10 10 271
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
60 30.11 9 40.89 5-31
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Long Eaton CC 2016 13 12 524
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
125* 65.50 26 12.73 4-9