Scott Kuggeleijn

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

Nickname: Kuggy

Secondary School Attended: Hamilton Boys High

Club: Collegians

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

 

 

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