Patrick Botha

  • D.O.B.: 23/01/1990
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Waringstown CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 - Bakers (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Free State (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Patrick is an talented all-rounder and long-term Provincial performer in South Africa for the Free State Provincial side. A regular through the age groups, he worked his way through all the Free State rep teams from U13 through to the U19 Khaya Majola Coke Week squad. Pat has been a permanent fixture in the provincial senior side since his 2009 debut and is a member of the Provinces leadership group, having captained the Province on a number of occasions.

Patrick had a fantastic 2011 scoring 513 first class runs at 46.63 and showed his all-round ability, taking 12 wickets with his off-spin. These impressive displays didn’t go unnoticed and later that year was selected for the South African academy team for the visit of Bangladesh and then the return tour a few months later.

Patrick had his 1st season in the UK in 2012 playing for Tynemouth CC in the North East Premier league where after a difficult start and a dreadfully wet summer, contributed well with both bat and ball scoring 737 runs and also took 45 wickets. He followed this up with a excellent performances for Carrickfergus CC in Ireland between 2016-2018. Racking up 797 runs @ 56 & 20 wickets @ 25 in 2016, he returned in 2017 and was again a solid performer with 494 @ 38.00 but summer 2018 wasn’t so successful, with a broken thumb restricting his batting prowess in a lovely dry summer for batting, scoring 321 runs @ 29.18.

A very hard working cricketer, who also loves to coach kids of all age groups, Pat is looking to return to the Northern Hemisphere next summer to play a top level of cricket and would be a great option to any club looking for a genuine all-rounder and a great lad to boot.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Carrickfergus CC 2018 12 12 321
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
93 29.18 12 27.83 3-31
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Carrickfergus CC 2017 15 15 494
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
106 38.00 17 29.41 3-33
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Carrickfergus CC 2016 18 18 797
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
107 56.93 20 25.95 3-19
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tynemouth CC 2012 32 31 737
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
88 29.48 45 21.58 5-43