Siviwe Gidana

  • D.O.B.: 06/08/1987
  • Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Placed: Barby CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Eastern Province (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Siviwe is an experienced first class pro currently playing first class cricket in South Africa for Eastern Province. He is capable of bowling at a good pace with excellent control and variations. He is also a useful lower middle to lower order batsman who has a first class fifty to his name and also has produced some more than useful knocks.

Siviwe is keen to get involved with coaching kids of all age groups. Having represented Desborough Town CC in Northants in 2015, arriving as a late replacement for the club’s previous Overseas, Siviwe showed he is more than capable of producing the goods in the UK with the new ball. He followed this up with a split season with Rotherham Town CC before joining Tickhill CC in June where he was equally as effective, collecting a combined 42 wickets @ 15.62 for the summer.

In summer 2018, Siviwe joined Padiham CC in the Ribblesdale League, collecting 60 wickets @ 15.48 with an amazing best of 8-13 against Baxenden as they rolled the visitors by 216 runs in June. He was consistent throughout and also chipped in with 432 runs @ 19.64, batting as high as No. 4 on some occasions.

He returned in 2019, joining Havant CC for their ECB Southern Premier League campaign, helping the club along to the last 16 of the Royal London ECB CLub Championship and a solid mid-table finish in the League.

Seeking a return to the UK in 2022, Siviwe will be a great pick up for a club seeking a class seamer that can contribute in the middle/lower order.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Havant CC 2019 26 23 240
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
31 14.12 29 27.69 5-52
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Padiham CC 2018 27 26 432
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
53* 19.64 60 15.48 8-13
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tickhill CC 2016 14 10 115
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
34 14.38 24 13.00 6-24
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Rotherham Town CC 2016 10 9 140
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
41 15.56 18 19.11 4-39
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Desborough Town CC 2015 10 7 77
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
20 11.00 21 17.52 5-52