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Mignon du Preez



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First name

Mignon

Middle name

 

Surname

Du Preez

Name as you are most commonly referred

Mignon

Nickname (and why you got this name)

 

Minx – it is just a name my parents start calling me when I was younger

Date, month, year of birth

13 June 1989

City and country of birth

Pretoria, South Africa

Domestic team

Northens Women’s team (Gauteng North)

Playing role in the team

Batter

Batting Style

 

RHB

Bowling Style

ROS

Specialist fielding position

 

In 50 words, introduce yourself to the world

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Mignon du Preez, the captain of the South African Women’s Cricket team. I am mainly a batting specialist.  I started playing cricket at the young age of 4 (1993) with the Bakers Mini Cricket program and has played ever since. I made my debut for South Africa against Pakistan in 2007. I have national colors in Indoor/Action Cricket and ‘All Star colors’ for Softball. I also have provincial colors in Hockey, Thumbling and Table tennis. I recently completed my B.Comm Honours degree in Marketing. I love being active and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Do you work or study while playing cricket?

 

I recently completed my Honours degree in Marketing and I am currently a job-hunter looking for something that will accommodate playing cricket and working.

What was your most recent performance in a domestic tournament?

Highest Scores this season 203*, 154*, 132*.

When did you first represent your country in a cricket match/series?

January 2007 against Pakistan in South Africa

 

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

2001. Action Cricket.

Relatives who have represented your country in cricket before

none

Relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before

Jacques Christiaan du Preez – Dad  (Acrion cricket)

Who is your favourite cricketer, and why?

Saschin Tendulkar – Love his presence at the crease, how he always looks calm and how he structures his innings.

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

Jonty Rhodes. I’m quick between the wickets and an excellent fielder. However I have a bit of an unorthodox batting style but it’s effective.

What is your best cricketing moment/performance to date?

-Being announced as the captain of the South African
 Women’s Cricket team

-Making the SA team for the first time and scoring a 50
  in my Debut tour against Pakistan

-Winning the series in October 2010 where SA moved
  from 8th place to 5th place in ICC rankings

-Being announced as CSA’s Women’s Cricketer of the
  year

-Best Performance 258* in 96 balls at the age of 13 in a
  provincial game

-224 partnership in ODI with van Lochtenberg vs. Ned

-Traveling to India for a weekend to shoot an
  advertisement for the T20 WC

 

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

 

 

-Newlands – It has a beautiful scenery and I received
  two Man Of the Match awards against WI on an
  inbound tour

-Warner Park – Scored my debut T20 50 against
  Australia

Want is your cricketing ambition?

 

 

-To be the change I want to see in Women’s Cricket

-To win the first World Cup for South Africa

-To be the South African Women’s Cricketer of the
  year again

-To be in the Top 5 ICC batting rankings

- To win the ICC Women’s Cricketer Award


 
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