Club: Wellington Collegians
Wellington Firebirds debut: v Central Stags 2011-12 (first-class)
Best bowl: 4 for 50 v Otago Volts 2011-12 (first-class) Best bat: 142* v Central Stags (2012-13)
Scott Kuggeleijn cracked his maiden first-class century, 142 not out, in December 2012 to lead Wellington to victory over the Central Stags at Karori Park.
Fast bowling all-rounder Kuggeleijn made his Wellington Firebirds and first-class Plunket Shield debut in the opening match of the 2011-12 season against the Central Stags, taking match figures of 5 for 140, which included the scalps of former internationals Mathew Sinclair and Peter Ingram.
He earned his first Wellington Firebirds contract for the 2012-13 season.
A former opening batsman at college cricket level, he grew up in Hamilton and attended Hamilton Boys’ High School, before coming down to Wellington at the end of 2010-11 to progress his career.
He is the son of former Northern Knights all-rounder and former New Zealand U19 coach Chris Kuggeleijn. Kuggeleijn senior played two Tests for the BLACKCAPS and is famous for taking the slip catch to remove Indian opener Arun Lal to give Sir Richard Hadlee his then world record Test wicket haul.
Name: Scott Kuggelejin
Playing Style: Right-arm bowler
Secondary School Attended: Hamilton Boys High
Earliest Cricket Memory: Playing Friday night cricket
Favourite Ground to play: Basin Reserve
Most memorable cricket moment: Getting pulled for six by Andy McKay
Favourite player growing up: Brett Lee, Sachin Tendulkar
The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Tiger Woods
If I wasn’t a Firebird I’d be… A wanna be golfer
Favourite superhero: Batman
Favourite holiday destination: The Mount or Goldcoast
In my spare time I like to… Play golf
My favourite song is… Eminem – Sing for the Moment
My signature dish is… Bacon and Eggs
My favourite movie is… Pay it forward
Chores as kid: Mow the odd lawn
My favourite food is… Roast lamb
Favourite school subject: Maths, Drama
Worst school subject: Science
Do you have any pets? A cat
If I could have anything, I would want… Unlimited money
Something you didn’t know about me is… I am 6 foot two tall