Tafara Mupariwa

  • D.O.B.: 03/04/1996
  • Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
  • Placed: Cullompton CC
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman, Wicket-Keeper, and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: None
  • Current teams: Tuskers (Zimbabwe Franchise)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Tafara “Taffy” Mupariwa is a talented Left-handed Wicket-keeper/Batsman from Zimbabwe and a member of an enthusiastic cricketing family. A ‘keeper by trade, Taffy is also a capable right-arm off-spinner. Born in Bulawayo, Taffy’s two older brothers, Tonny and Tawanda both played First class cricket as well with Tawanda, the oldest brother, representing Zimbabwe at International level in all 3 formats on 45 occasions. However, Taffy has made his own pathway. Having been schooled at Durban High School in South Africa, Taffy was selected for Kwa-Zulu Natal at both U17 & U19 level in 2013 & 2014 respectively.

A hard worker, his training ethic is outstanding and following the conclusion of his schooling, he debuted at First Class level for the Bulawayo-based Tuskers Franchise just two months after his 2014 Khaya Majola Coke week appearances for Natal. In his first appearance in the big time, he ground out a solid 47 (129) having arrived at 79-5. He would marshall the tail to bat with him and muster up a total that was ultimately enough for a first innings lead and a win.

Patient and composed, Taffy prefers to bat in the top order and in his constant quest for improvement, seeks to head to the UK for the first time since 2016 after a successful stint with Cullompton CC in Devon, which yielded 591 runs @ 39.40 with a best of 133 against Axminster CC in his last summer with the club.

A keen coach, Taffy is seeking to complete his ECB Level 2 coaching qualification next summer and is looking to join a social but competitive club for next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tuskers/Rising Stars (First Class) Career 23 39 746
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
104 20.16
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tuskers/Rising Stars (List A) Career 18 16 343
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
68 28.58
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Cullompton CC 2016 16 15 591
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
133 39.40 7 25.00 3-40