Yamkela Oliphant

  • D.O.B.: 02/04/1996
  • Player Type: Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Middle Order Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: South Western Districts (RSA Provincial), Union Stars Cricket Club (SWD Premier League)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Yamkela is a bright prospect from South Africa’s Eastern Cape region but now plying his trade for South Western Districts in the Cricket South Africa Provincial competitions. An attacking left-hander, Yamkela is also an excellent wicket-keeper who despite not taking the gloves in all formats, has held his own as a batsman in a strong side consisiting of fellow WSX guns, Neil Hornbuckle, Obus Pienaar & Marco de Kock.

A compact left-hander, Yamkela’s aggressive style has won him fans within the coaching staff and his ability to score quickly, particularly in 3-Day cricket, gives the team a different dynamic which has worked since his inclusion.

Originating from the Eastern Cape, Yamkela was a regular for Border in various age groups and spent 3 seasons representing Border U19 at the national Khaya Majola Coke Week’s from the age of 16. He represented the Border Rural side at various Rural tournaments and was a regular for the University of Fort Hare at the National Club championships.

Seeking his first season in the UK in 2022, Yamkela will be a good pick up for any club chasing an aggressive left-handed Middle Order Batsman who is also an excellent gloveman for this summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Union Stars CC 2019-20 9 9 106
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
38* 15.14 10 3
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
South Western Districts (First Class) 2018-19 7 10 275
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
69* 30.55 10
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
University of Fort Hare 2017-18 5 5 157
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
82 31.40
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Border Rural 2016-17 6 6 212
HS Average Catches Stumpings Best Bowling
71 42.40 12 2