- D.O.B.: 20/11/1993
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Leg Spin
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Western Province (RSA Provincial)
- Entry route: UK Passport
- Available: April to September
Jack Newby is a high-quality left-handed opening Batsman, born in Islington, London but raised in Cape Town, South Africa. A young talent, Jack was a regular in the Western Province age group teams from U13 right through to the provincial U19 side in 2013. He made a couple of brief appearances for Western Province in 2015 in T20 Cricket. He continued to play for University of Cape Town and performed well at the National University events regularly topping the batting charts. He also consistently averaged over 50 playing club cricket in Cape Town.
Fast forward to 2018 and Jack was rewarded with a debut for the Western Province senior team aginst Gauteng in February ’18, scoring 21 & 49*. He went on to make a further 4 appearances through to the end of the season with scores of 63, 67, 30, 31 & 24. Jack was rewarded with a Semi-Pro contract for the province for summer 2018-19, a positive step in his quest to pursue cricket full time now his studies are completed.
Come summer 2018, Jack made his first season in the UK as a professional one to remember, breaking the ECB East Anglian Premier League runs record at the first attempt. His league form was simply incredible, scoring 1233 runs @ 77.06 in the league scoring 6 x 100’s and 5 x 50’s in an outstanding display.
A return to the UK for 2019 would see Jack’s summer be cruelled by a virus and then a knee injury obtained following a fall whilst jogging, with Middlesborough CC only able to see glimpses of what he can do.
Seeking a return in 2020, Jack holds a UK passport and will be an excellent pick up for any UK club seeking a high-end Top order Batsman that is also looking for an opportunity to continue developing his leg spin bowling throughout the season.
|University of Cape Town||2017-18||16||16||1000|
|University of Cape Town (T20)||2016-17||7||7||270|
|University of Cape Town||2015-16||16||16||1000|