Grant Morgan

Country: South Africa
Born: May 19, 1971, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Grant Morgan Bio

Grant Morgan, born on March 15, 1972, is a former South African cricketer who has gained recognition primarily for his coaching abilities. Hailing from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Morgan attended the prestigious Grey High School, an institution that has produced numerous talented cricketers such as Graeme and Peter Pollock.

Morgan’s cricketing journey began in 1989 when he represented the South African schools team. He later played for the University of Port Elizabeth and his provincial side, showcasing his skills as a wicketkeeper-batsman. In 1993, Morgan had the opportunity to play against the touring English side, putting on an impressive display on the field. While he enjoyed a successful career at the domestic level, he struggled to make a breakthrough and establish himself as a top-tier player. In 2002, at the age of 30, Morgan decided to retire from playing and transition into the world of coaching.

Equipped with a Level 4 coaching diploma, Morgan embarked on a coaching career that would see him make a significant impact in South African cricket. He started by coaching the University of Pretoria team and had a stint with the Bloemendal club in the Netherlands. In 2008, he worked alongside Ray Jennings as an assistant coach for the South Africa Under-19 side, which reached the final of the age-group World Cup.

Morgan’s first major coaching appointment came when he was entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Gauteng provincial side. However, it was his move to Pietermaritzburg to take charge of the KwaZulu-Natal Inland team that brought him substantial success. Under his guidance, the team won both the limited-overs trophies in the 2013-14 season, followed by triumphs in the three-day and 20-over cups during the 2015-16 summer.

With his impressive track record, Morgan was named the head coach of the Dolphins franchise ahead of the 2016-17 season. This appointment cemented his place as one of the leading coaches in South Africa’s domestic cricket circuit. Known for his meticulous planning, attention to detail, and ability to nurture young talent, Morgan played a crucial role in the development of several promising cricketers.

While Morgan’s playing career failed to reach the heights that were initially predicted, his coaching prowess has propelled him to the zenith of South African cricket. Despite the challenges that often come with coaching, Morgan has embraced his new role with enthusiasm and commitment. He continues to make a valuable contribution to the sport, guiding and inspiring the next generation of cricketers in South Africa.

Grant Morgan’s passion for cricket, combined with his exceptional coaching abilities, has solidified his place as a respected figure in the cricketing world. His dedication and commitment to the sport serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers and coaches alike. As he continues to leave an indelible mark on South African cricket, Morgan’s legacy is sure to endure for years to come.

Grant Morgan Career Stats

Grant Morgan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 52 81 18 1329 87 21.09 - - 0 5 - - 115 10
List A 40 24 6 308 56 17.11 - - 0 1 - - 44 12
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Grant Morgan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 52 - 12 4 0 - - - 2 - 0 0 0
List A 40 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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