- D.O.B.: 03/07/2001
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Dutch
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Holland (U19), Western Province CC (WP Premier League), Rondebosch Boys High School
- Entry route: EU Passport
- Available: April to September
Kyle Klein is an aggressive seam bowler from Cape Town, South Africa. A much more capable lower order batsman than his stats might suggest, it is his nippy Right-arm Fast/Medium seam that has been his biggest weapon to date. A hustle and bustle-type seamer, Kyle is an effective new ball bowler with excellent economy rates but good control. Schooled at the cricketer factory otherwise known as Rondebosch, he is another Provincial age-group cricketer to be produced by one of South Africa’s most prestigious Cricket schools.
A junior representative player, Kyle was selected for the Western Province U17 side to contest the 2018 Cricket South Africa National U17 championships. He picked up 6 wickets @ 20.16. He would head to Holland in 2019 to link up with The Netherlands U19 squad for the European leg of the ICC U19 World Cup qualifiers against Ireland, Scotland, Jersey, Denmark & France. 5 wickets @ 23.20 with a best of 3-33 against Scotland and 31 runs including a fighting 19* (26) trying to salvage a score against Jersey were the only real highlights for Kyle in a tough series for the Oranje Juniors.
An excellent but interrupted 2019-20 summer for Western Province Cricket Club yielded 13 wickets @ 17.38 in 9 matches by the time league Cricket drew to a halt with COVID with a best of 4-16 vs. Strandfontein CC in Feb ’20.
Seeking his first season in the UK as an overseas player in 2021, Kyle joined Sentinel CC in the Shropshire Premier Division and was very impressive. Over the course of 21 matches, Kyle scored 484 runs @ 32.27 and jagged 42 wickets @ 14.74 with a best of 5-25.
Summer 2022 brought about a move to Holland to play alongside his brother at HBS Craeyenhout and make use of his Dutch passport. Whilst the season was not as personally successful as Kyle would have liked, hampered by a side strain for a chunk of the season, the team performed well though and he was a great off-field contributor.
Kyle will be a great pick up for any club that has the need to add some spark to their new ball attack and some middle order resistance to their batting line up. Holding a Dutch Passport with Pre-Settled status, Kyle will no doubt be a popular pick.
|Western Province CC||2019-20||9||4||7|
|The Netherlands (U19)||2019||4||3||31|