R.G. Mgijima Batsman

Age: 31
Left-hand batsman
Right-arm off spin bowler

Season 29-Present

Captain: Season 41-Present

2nd XI Captain: Season 30-32

Statistics

  • FC: Season 36-Present, 73 matches, 5,397 runs @ 45.7, 46 catches
  • OD: Season 36-Present, 74 matches, 2,823 runs @ 44.1, 23 catches
  • 2nd XI: Season 29-Present, 90 matches, 2,515 runs @ 44.9, 20 catches

Championships

  • 1 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 37

Club Honours

  • 1 x FC Most Runs: Season 38
  • 2 x OD Best and Fairest: Season 37-38
  • 3 x OD Most Runs: Season 37-38, 40

Mgijima is a classic rags-to-riches story. Overlooked in his draft (he wound up a founding member of obscure South African club Tupper CC), picked up by the Eagles on little more than a hunch, his place in the squad seemingly always under threat through his 2nd XI days, Mgijima fought his way through on the only currency that matters for a batsman: runs. That currency has thus paid dividends in his senior career, throughout which he has consistently averaged in the mid-forties, and has not missed a game since his debut season. Mgijima was appointed captain of the club in season 41, following J.C. Bulbulia's departure, and his universally beloved status among players, coaches and fans has only grown with the appointment.

Mgijima is an unorthodox left-handed batsman, hunched over at the crease, but nonetheless bowlers looking for a way to exploit his idiosyncrasies have searched in vain. He is also an accomplished fielder and bowls speculative right-arm offies. As ugly as he looked in his 2nd XI days, an average of 51 in his first three seasons carried him through a later form slump. Nonetheless, it was a surprise when he made his debut in season 36. After making just 8 in his first match, a century and a fifty apiece in his second and third games - the latter on a spicy wicket against ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS - secured his hold on a place in the senior lineup: one that he has not relented since.

The key to Mgijima's success is his consistency: since his debut season, he has scored at least 900 runs and averaged at least 40 in every season, twice breaking the 1,000-run barrier and topping the club's runscoring with 1,105 in season 38. Mgijima celebrated his appointment as captain with 271 against the Billy Goats, although thereafter he suffered a relative dip in form, crossing fifty only three more times for the season. He will look to rebound in season 42 as he seeks to become the Eagles' fourth championship captain.

Statistics

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Debut
21 Aug 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs North Eastern Magic
Last match
22 Sep 2020 Wabbits CC vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 81334029740.2052.89304301100
Career 9516511688727144.7257.34351479716902

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 8660---6.00-000
Career 9584980---7.00-000
Debut
05 Oct 2016 Tupper CC vs Los Caballeros
Last match
22 Oct 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs Rocketown Rebels

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 9275172525144*43.5395.861632721321010

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 921801740--5.80-00
Debut
26 Aug 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs Too short for Chess
Last match
13 Sep 2020 Revolution vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 88078389.7577.230090801
Career 99949357311942.0488.142253451536019

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 8000----00
Career 99000----00

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
3, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Wabbits CC First class 22 Sep 2020
5, 3c Green Valley Eagles v Anti-Inertia First class 15 Sep 2020
0, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Revolution One day (50 over) 13 Sep 2020
97, 8, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Cricket Inc First class 08 Sep 2020
23, 2c Green Valley Eagles v The Beers One day (50 over) 06 Sep 2020
85, 21*, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Billy Goats First class 01 Sep 2020
38, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Anti-Inertia One day (50 over) 30 Aug 2020
27, 40*, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Dockeroos First class 25 Aug 2020
13, 1ro Green Valley Eagles v Wabbits CC One day (50 over) 23 Aug 2020
60, 43*, 1c Green Valley Eagles v Bowral Suns First class 18 Aug 2020