Marco Marais

  • D.O.B.: 17/10/1993
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Placed: Fox Lodge CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Border (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Marco is an exciting and genuine all-rounder with a very bright future in the game and with a wealth of previous UK Experience. A dashing, Top Order batsman and better than useful Medium/Fast Seamer, Marco is a class act with a record to match the hype. With over 50 Provincial games under his belt, the more exposure to top flight cricket he gets, the better he gets.

Marco first ventured to the UK in 2013 to join Lewdown CC, smoking 1357 runs from only 16 innings at the incredible average of 135.70, the highlight being an unbeaten double century off only 90 balls with 150 runs in boundaries! Marco also collected 21 wickets, so surprises he was invited to return in 2014. Unfortunately for Lewdown CC but not for league opposition, Marco had racked up another 465 runs at an average of 58.76 before having his season cut short by injury. In 2015 & 2016, Marco signed for Fox Lodge C.C. in Ireland and had another stunning stint scoring 2100 runs & taking 49 wickets for the club.

He returned to the UK in summer 2018, joining Alton CC in the ECB Southern Premier League in Hampshire. His season failed to reach the dizzying heights of previous UK ventures and an early call back due to provincial coaching changes didn’t give him the opportunity to rectify that. Still, 393 runs @ 35.73 was no disgrace but knowing how hungry Marco is to make big scores, he will seek to have another dominant year on his return.

In November 2017, Marco scored the fastest triple century in First Class history, 300* off just 191 balls, hitting 35 fours and 13 sixes. His performance wasn’t ignored securing not only a contract with the Warriors Franchise but also a place in the innaugural Mzansi Super League with the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in 2018-19.

Marco is now looking to return to the Northern Hemisphere next summer. He will also require accommodation for his partner whilst she visits.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Alton CC 2018 13 12 393
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
93* 35.73 2 51.50 2-54
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Fox Lodge CC 2016 21 20 916
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
131 70.46 15 19.13 5-21
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Fox Lodge CC 2015 24 24 1336
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
191* 78.59 38 17.76 3-3
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Lewdown CC 2013/14 21 20 1273
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
148* 106.08 15 22.13 3-22