Craig Cachopa

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Craig Cachopa
Personal information
Born (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 26)
Welkom, Orange Free State,
South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Role Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Relations Brad Cachopa (brother)
Carl Cachopa (brother)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011–2012 Wellington
2012–2015 Auckland
2014–2016 Sussex
2015–2016 Wellington
FC debut 24 February 2012 Wellington v Auckland
LA debut 4 December 2011 Wellington v Otago
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 43 57 70
Runs scored 2,674 1,374 1,322
Batting average 36.63 26.42 27.54
100s/50s 5/16 2/7 0/2
Top score 203 121 89*
Balls bowled 42
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 28/– 30/0 33/1
Source: CricketArchive, 29 September 2017

Craig Cachopa (born 17 January 1992) is a professional cricketer who most recently played for Sussex in English county cricket, having previously played for Auckland and Wellington at New Zealand domestic level.

Cachopa was born in Welkom, in what is now South Africa's Free State province. His family emigrated to New Zealand in 2002, and he and two older brothers, Carl (born 1986) and Bradley Cachopa (born 1988), have all played first-class cricket in New Zealand.[1] A right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper, Craig Cachopa debuted for the New Zealand under-19s at the age of 16, and later captained the side at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, hosted by New Zealand.[2] He made his first-class debut for Wellington during the 2011–12 season of the Plunket Shield, but switched to Auckland the following season.[3] Playing for Auckland against Wellington during the 2013–14 season, he scored 203 runs, his highest first-class score and only double century.[4] Cachopa signed a two-year contract with Sussex, beginning with the 2014 English season, qualifying as a domestic player via a Portuguese passport.[5] He has announced his intention to qualify for England, and will consequently be regarded as an overseas player if he wishes to return to Auckland.[6]

In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Auckland for the 2018–19 season.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Leggat (30 November 2012). "Cachopa reaping rewards after difficult start"New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ Under-19 ODI matches played by Craig Cachopa (10) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  3. ^ First-class matches played by Craig Cachopa (26) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  4. ^ — (24 February 2014). "Cachopa's double ton saves day"New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  5. ^ — (18 July 2014). "Craig Cachopa signs for Sussex" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  6. ^ Vithushan Ehantharajah (21 July 2014). "Cachopa settles into English life" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 

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