Meyrick Pringle

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Meyrick Pringle
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Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985–1986 Orange Free State
1987–1988 Sussex
1988–1989 Eastern Province
1989–1997 Western Province
1997–2002 Eastern Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 4 17
Runs scored 67 48
Batting average 16.75 9.59
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 33 13*
Balls bowled 652 870
Wickets 5 22
Bowling average 54.00 27.45
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/62 4/11
Catches/stumpings 0/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006

Meyrick Wayne Pringle (born 22 June 1966 in Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa) is a former South African cricketer who played in four Tests and seventeen One Day Internationals (ODIs) from 1992 to 1995.


Pringle attended and played for Kingswood College at school level. After matriculating in 1984 Pringle started playing provincial cricket for a number of teams, including Orange Free State (1985–1986), Sussex (1987–1998), Eastern Province (1988–1989), Western Province (1990–1998) and Eastern Province again (1998–2002).[citation needed]

Pringle made his ODI debut for South Africa against Australia at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and at the same tournament had the best bowling performance of his career, taking four wickets for eleven runs against the West indies, a performance which earned him the man of the match award.[1]

He made his Test debut later that same year on South Africa's tour to the West Indies, the first Test played by South Africa since the lifting of sporting sanctions after the end of Apartheid. Pringle took 2/105 in that match. In the following series against India at home, Pringle was injured during the second Test match in Johannesburg. On the second day of the match, Pringle was batting when Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath bowled him a bouncer which struck him on the eye. Pringle fell to the ground and was forced to retire hurt, being carried off the field on a stretcher.[2][3] He would not play again until 1995, when he played his final Test match against England.

Pringle announced his retirement from international cricket in 1996 having played four Tests and 17 ODIs for South Africa.


After his retirement Pringle coached and assisted in Holland and Namibia before being appointed coaching director at the Jaipur Cricket Academy.[4] He was appointed as Rajasthan's bowling coach on 5 December 2011 then came on board on a full-time basis for 2012/2013[5] Pringle is currently consulting at all levels of cricket around the world in all formats of the game. Meyrick is also a Freelancing TV broadcaster (Commentator) (Studio Guest)

Pringle Foundation[edit]

In 2009 Pringle started the Pringle Sports & Education Foundation with his cousin Grant Pringle. The foundation is aimed at establishing a system that ensures underprivileged children receive education and sports training.[6] The foundation is also involved in coaching clinics, club and school development and is also looking at working on international scholarship exchanges between various countries such as India.


In 2013 South African Sport TV Broadcaster SuperSport (TV channel) launched an IsiXhosa language Channel option for Xhosa viewers in South Africa. Pringle, who is fluent in Xhosa, was asked to join the isiXhosa commentating team. With the start of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament which took place in June 2013, the new language channel did phenomenally well and since to date Pringle has become a controversial figure being the first white male South African to commentate in a South African native language. There has been a tremendous incline of viewers in the channel option and even the viewers have been amazed with the outcome of Pringle's commentating. Pringle's new apparent nickname in the studios is White Sangoma meaning "White Doctor".


  1. ^ McGlashan, Andrew. "Pringle's big day out". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ India tour of South Africa, 1992/93
  3. ^ Tawde, Rohan (25 March 2008). "India vs RSA: Memories Galore – A knock-out blow". Cricket Nirvana. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pringle swings into India". Pringle Sports & Education Foundation. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Gollapudi, Nagraj (5 December 2011). "Meyrick Pringle appointed Rajasthan bowling coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Pringle Sports & Education Foundation. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Meyrick Pringle at ESPNcricinfo