- D.O.B.: 03/02/1995
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
- Placed: Derriaghy CC
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Current teams: Knights (RSA Provincial)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Patrick Kruger is an impressive talent from Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape region. A dashing top order Batsman, he is also a genuine seam-bowling option. He debuted shortly after his 18th Birthday for his native Griqualand West side against Boland and has made himself a regular feature for the Knights Franchise. He is also the brother of fellow Knights/Northern Cape player, Aubrey Swanepoel. Patrick also represented the South African emerging players in 2016.
Summer 2017-18 was been a break out season for Patrick, scoring 458 runs @ 45.8 in First Class Cricket and averaging 39.10 in one-day cricket, having scored 391 runs in 11 innings. His attacking style has also seen him feature heavily in T20 cricket domestically, with a career average just under 30 at 29.90 in the shortest format, impressively at a strike rate of 123.27.
Highly rated in South Africa, Patrick spent the 2015 summer in the UK with Clifton CC in the Derbyshire Premier League. Scoring 896 runs @ 44.80, he also picked up 21 wickets. Having enjoyed his first UK stint throughly, Patrick returned in 2018 to join Bradford League powerhouse, Farsley CC, scoring 495 runs @ 27.50 and collecting 42 wickets @ 13.02 in a shortened stint.
Pat returned to the UK in 2019, re-joining Farsley CC for the summer and whilst his season was cut short by provincial duty, his impact with the ball was outstanding, picking up a best of 7-19 against Cleckheaton CC in his last game before heading home.
Patrick is seeking a return to the UK next summer and will be a popular pick up for a club seeking a genuine all-rounder for this next season.