Picture of Loots Bosman

Loots Bosman

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
South Africa, Africa XI, Derbyshire, Dolphins, FreeState/Griquas, FS/GW/NW, Free State, Griqualand West, Griqualand West B, KwaZulu Natal, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Diamond Eagles, Knights
Roles played:
Home country:
South Africa
April 14, 1977, Kimberley, Cape Province


A connoisseur’s delight when in full flow, Bosman’s achievements have been limited to the realms of T20 cricket and for a batsman of his calibre hasn’t done justice to his abundant talent.

Bosman debuted for Griqualand West in 1997-98 but his first achievement was to come only in 2003-04 and that too in the shorter formats of the game. A stunning unbeaten 99 off 57 balls in a one dayer was followed by a fine Pro20 tournament where he top-scored with 219 runs, despite batting in the middle order. Following another consistent season, his daredevilry for South Africa A in a triangular tournament against Sri Lanka A in 2005-06 earned him a place in the national side. His first ODI appearance came in a series against Zimbabwe but failure leading to 2007 WC saw his axing and in the consequent two years he made only three T20 appearances, one of which involved a record 170 stand with Graeme Smith.

Following a poor 2010 T20 World Cup, his days had been numbered but his hard hitting abilities tempted Derbyshire to sign him as an overseas player for the Friends Provident T20 tournament.

Fast Facts

  • Loots Bosman was the highest run-getter for Eagles in the 2003-04 Pro20 tournament.
  • He became the first-ever player to have scored a century in the Pro20 tournament, the feat coming off just 43 balls and was also the 2006 ‘Player of the Tournament’.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 14 12 301 0 25.08 98.68 0 2 88
T20 14 14 323 1 24.84 147.48 0 3 94
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 3 0 2
T20 1 0 1


South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at Goodyear Park (Springbok), Bloemfontein - Sep 15, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera - Ahmedabad - Feb 27, 2010
South Africa Vs Australia at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 24, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Oct 27, 2010