Tshepo Ntuli

  • D.O.B.: 15/11/1995
  • Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batter and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
  • Recent teams: Northern Cape (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Tshepo Ntuli is skilled spin-bowling all-rounder, originally from Kimberley but now based in Port Elizabeth. Not renowned for his exploits with the bat-in-hand, Tshepo buts a high price on his wicket and is often the last man standing, his bowling is another matter. Having progressed through the Griqualand West (now Northern Cape) age group sides, from U13 through to Franchise Cubs in early 2015, he also opted to study, enrolling at Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. Whilst at University, he was also a member of the Knights Academy.

Tshepo made his First Class debut for his adopted Free State in early 2015 as a 19 year old. He got off to a flyer too, picking up 5-96 against a red-hot Eastern Province side in his first game in the big time. White-ball debut’s would follow later the same year and he would crack in to the Knights Franchise T20 side by November 2015. Between 2015-2019, he would become a mainstay of the Knights as their frontline spinner across all 3 formats with a bias towards either extremity, T20 & 4-day Cricket for the most part. In 2016, Tshepo was selected to represent the South Africa Emerging Players in their Tri-Series with Sri Lanka and the University Sports XI.

A new opportunity in summer 2020-21 arose for Tshepo to head south and link with the Warriors Franchise, making Port Elizabeth his new home for now.

Always keen for a new challenge, Tshepo sought to head to the UK for the first time in 2023, signing for Tynemouth CC in the North East Premier League. He was solid, picking up 31 wickets @ 16.23 and taking wickets in every game and also chipped in with 222 runs with a best of 60 in a successful run-chase against Burnopfield CC.

Tshepo wants to continue to utilise his off-season to not only continue his bowling development but use his time in the UK to continue working on his batting with additional opportunities to spend time in the middle. Tsepho is also a Cricket South Africa Level 2 coach (ECB Level 3 equivalent).

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Tynemouth CC 2023 18 14 222
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
60 18.50 31 16.23 5-34
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Knights/Free State/Warriors (First Class) Career 56 68 503
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
40* 11.43 122 36.10 6-45
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Free State/Knights (List A/T20) Career 70 28 126
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
21* 12.60 50 33.28 3-38