July 3rd, 2024

USA Cricket is pleased to announce Hilton Moreeng as the new, full-time head coach of the Women’s National Senior & U-19 Teams.

Moreeng has served as Cricket South Africa’s Women’s Head Coach for the past decade, where he led the ascent of the women’s program, culminating in the historical finish in the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup where Australia defeated South Africa in the finals. Under his guidance, the South African women’s team achieved many notable successes, including reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2014 and 2020, and improving their standings significantly in international cricket. South Africa women are currently number 3 in ODIs and number 5 in T20I rankings.

Speaking on his appointment, Hilton Moreeng said, “I am thrilled to join USA Cricket and eager to collaborate with both current players and emerging talent. I’m grateful to USA Cricket’s Board and Management for entrusting me with this opportunity to contribute my experience and knowledge to our growing team. My goal is to methodically build a competitive squad capable of rivaling the best in women’s cricket globally. Together, we aim to foster a culture of excellence and achievement within USA Cricket, paving the way for a successful future on the international stage.”

Moreeng’s commitment to developing talent and fostering a competitive spirit among players has been evident throughout his coaching career. He has been influential in supporting young players and building a strong and steady team culture. His experience as a first-class cricketer before transitioning to coaching has provided him with the fundamental knowledge and skills to build teams from the ground up.

USA Cricket Chairman of the Board, Venu Pisike said, “Coach Hilton brings a rich background and vast experience to USA Cricket having been a critical part of the transformation of South African women’s cricket. USA women are also at the beginning of a transformative period with an Olympics in four years’ time and we believe Hilton’s successes, diverse experiences, and understanding of challenges in an emerging cricket nation is well suited for our program.”

Hilton will hit the ground running this summer starting with preparations for the U19 Women’s ICC T20 World Cup in 2025.



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