Ashwell Prince

Ashwell Gavin Prince is a former South African cricketer and captain who represented his country in all game formats. When he stood in for the injured Graeme Smith in two Tests at the age of 29, he became the first non-white man to captain the South African cricket team. He is currently employed with the Bangladesh cricket team as a batting consultant.

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Ashwell Prince is a well-known South African cricketer. His birthplace is Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he was born on May 28, 1977.

In the 1995/96 South African cricket season, Prince began his career with Eastern Province. Since then, he has competed in South Africa's domestic competitions for Western Province, Western Province Boland, Cape Cobras, and Warriors. He's also spent time in England, first in Nottinghamshire and then in Lancashire.

Prince debuted for South Africa in Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket in 2002. Between 2002 and 2007, he played 52 One-Day Internationals and 66 Tests. His eleven international hundreds were all scored in Test cricket, where Prince averaged 41.64. He stated his intention to retire from professional cricket at the end of the 2014 English cricket season. Still, he continued for another season before retiring for the second time in September 2015.


Ashwell Prince is a cricketer, and he played One Day International Cricket and Test for South Africa. He is a left-handed and middle-order batsman. Prince has a high batted stance style and is strong through the offside. He is noted for the gritty style of batting while he is an athletic fielder undercover. When he was at the age of 29, he was the first non-white man to be a captain of the Cricket team in South Africa, and this is when he stood up for injured Graeme Smith during two tests.

In October, Ashwell Prince started his career in 1995 while playing Eastern Province B against the Griqualand West B. He played the first match for Full Eastern Team. Afterward, Prince opened the batting with Philip Amm, and he got dismissed as a leg before wicket from Roger Telemachus, a faster bowler; Prince did not score in any inning. Talking about this game, he said it was his debut in the first-class game.

He moved to Eastern province under Duncan Fletcher's instruction, and he saw some potential in Ashwell Prince. He played in two seasons for the English Cricket Team in Morecambe Cricket Club during his early career. Western Province won the Supersport Series of 2000-01. After scoring 539 runs during the competition, Prince became the club's best player for that season. During South African Winter, he underwent an operation on the shoulder. The first match after this surgery was against Touring Australians.

In the years leading up to retirement (2012–14)

Prince joined Lancashire in 2012, the year they successfully defended their County Championship championship. Prince hit four half-centuries on his way to his first century of the season. Until that innings against Middlesex, Prince had not made a century in the previous ten times he had reached 50. Prince concluded the season with 1,008 runs at an average of 43.82 from 15 first-class matches, including two centuries; Lancashire, on the other hand, was relegated to the Championship's second division. Prince was the county's best run-scorer and the only Lancashire player to reach 1,000 runs in a single season.

Prince's central contract was not extended in March 2013. Later the following month, he extended his contract with Lancashire for another two years, this time as a Kolpak player rather than an abroad player. Lancashire was promoted to the top division of the County Championship for the second year in a row. For the second year in a row, he was Lancashire's leading run-scorer in the competition, with three centuries on his way to 1,169 runs.

Prince announced his retirement from professional cricket after the conclusion of the 2014 season.

In a BBC interview, he explained his choice "It's for the sake of my family. My children are growing up and beginning to attend school. It's difficult to spend six months in one country and six months in another." Prince hit his best first-class score of 257, not out against Northamptonshire in June of that year.

In 2015, Prince reconsidered his retirement decision and returned to Lancashire. With 1478 runs batted in at an average of a little over 67, he was the county's leading run-scorer that season.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 May, 1977
Age: 42 yrs
Occupations: Cricketer
Citizenship: South Africa
Birth Place: Port Elizabeth
Gender: Male
Description: South African cricketer
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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