Shandre Fritz



First name



Middle name




Name as you are most commonly referred



Nickname (and why you got this name)

 fritzy or Shan

Date, month, year of birth



City and country of birth

Cape Town,South Africa


Domestic team

 Western Province and West Coast

Playing role in the team

Opening batter that bowls a bit of off-spin


Batting Style



Bowling Style



Specialist fielding position (if applicable)



Point/Slip/Boundary rider

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world











I started playing cricket in the streets of Bellville-south on the Cape flats. I mainly played with the neighbourhood boys and at after-care at my Primary School of Vredelust Primary. I then played in the boys U/13 team and at the end of the season won the award for Best Bowler. Once in High School I made the boys U/14 team and was sent off to girls Trials for the Provincial u/19 team and made the team as well as the Senior Western Province side. I eventually made the national side in 2003 when I was 17.I also played hockey,netbal and chess. I'm an avid reader national hockey umpire.

Do you work or study while playing cricket?





I studied Education at Stellenbosch University and Coach at Tygerberg cricket Club.

What was your most recent performance in a domestic tournament?



 117 off 115 in the Super 4's

In what year did you first represent your country in a cricket match/series?

 2003 in England




Have you represented your country in any other sport before?  When and where?



Nope just Provincial Sports



Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?


 My Grandmother Helen Arendse played netbal for the apartheid Coloured team.
My Grandfather James Adams played rugby and cricket for South Africa,also in the Apartheid era,for the Coloured Team.


Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?




Jacques Kallis for his powers of concentration and the ability to be unmoved in the face of adversity.

Who is your favourite cricketer, and why?


Shane Watson,as I can be aggressive and time the ball.


Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to, and why?


116* off 70 balls against the Netherlands in a T20 International.


What is your best cricketing moment/performance to date?


Newlands,its the most picturesque ground I've ever played on.



What is the favourite cricket ground you have played on, and why?



To be the number 1 batter in the world.

Want is your cricketing ambition?




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