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Mfuneko Ngam      

Full name Mfuneko Ngam

Born January 29, 1979, Middledrift, Cape Province

Current age 35 years 178 days

Major teams South Africa, Border, Dolphins, Eastern Province, Warriors

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Mfuneko Ngam
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 1 1 0 0* - 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 46 54 9 329 35 7.31 0 0 15 0
List A 42 11 8 13 4 4.33 0 0 8 0
Twenty20 13 3 1 5 2* 2.50 15 33.33 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 392 189 11 3/26 6/62 17.18 2.89 35.6 0 0 0
First-class 46 7059 3690 115 4/25 32.08 3.13 61.3 0 0
List A 42 1612 1275 46 4/20 4/20 27.71 4.74 35.0 3 0 0
Twenty20 13 11 168 245 8 2/22 2/22 30.62 8.75 21.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Dec 8-12, 2000 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 2-4, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Eagles v Warriors at Kimberley, Feb 15-18, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A KwaZulu-Natal Inland v Eastern Province at Pietermaritzburg, Nov 18, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Dolphins v Eastern Cape at Durban, Apr 21, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Dolphins v Warriors at Durban, Feb 1, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5*, 1/20 Ntini XI v West Indians East London 14 Dec 2007 Other
0/20, 0* E. Province v KZN-Inland Pietermaritzburg 18 Nov 2007 LA
0/57, 0/21 Warriors v Eagles Kimberley 15 Feb 2007 FC
0/20, 0*, 1/11 E. Province v Boland Port Elizabeth 1 Feb 2007 FC
0/32 E. Province v Border East London 28 Jan 2007 LA
2, 2/24, 2/32 E. Province v Border East London 25 Jan 2007 FC
2/15 E. Province v Kei Port Elizabeth 20 Jan 2007 LA
2/15, 1/43 E. Province v Kei Port Elizabeth 18 Jan 2007 FC
1/69 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 30 Nov 2006 FC
1/41, 0, 0/48 Warriors v Cape Cobras East London 23 Nov 2006 FC
Profile

His hero is Allan Donald, but it's difficult not see at least a trace of Michael Holding in Mfuneko Ngam, the Eastern Province Express, who made his Test debut against New Zealand as a 21-year-old in December 2000. Put simply, "Chew" Ngam is a completely natural fast bowler with a smooth run-up and enough pace to make the best batsmen hop around. After two impressive displays against Sri Lanka, everything seemed to be going swimmingly when, along with Makhaya Ntini, he became the first African player to be voted as a national cricketer of the year in 2001. However, a succession of stress fractures in his legs have since hindered his progress. He underwent a barrage of tests in an attempt to establish why his bones appear to be so brittle - it has been suggested that he may suffer from a genetic disorder or that the root cause lies in certain dietary deficiencies earlier in his life. Peter Robinson

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Jul 18, 2002

Taken at the RSA training camp, 18th July 2002

Mfuneko Ngam

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May 31, 2001

Eastern Province Portraint - Mfuneko Ngam

Portrait - Mfuneko Ngam

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Jan 10, 2001

South Africa v Sri Lanka , 1st Test Match played at Durban, December 2000

Mfuneko Ngam bowling in the match where he took 3 for 93

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