Anton Roux

Anton Roux (born 5 June 1981) is a former South African cricketer who is the current assistant coach of Otago in New Zealand domestic cricket. He previously coached the Dutch national team from 2013 to 2016, and played South African domestic cricket for Northerns.

Anton Roux
Personal information
Full nameAnton Roux
Born (1981-06-05) 5 June 1981 (age 39)
New York City, United States
BowlingRight-arm off-break
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 4 4
Runs scored 63 76
Batting average 21.00 38.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 22* 33*
Balls bowled 317 132
Wickets 5 4
Bowling average 45.40 25.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/30 2/36
Catches/stumpings 4/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 May 2014

Roux was born in New York City to South African parents.[2] He moved back to South Africa aged five, playing both underage representative cricket and football, and later attended Pretoria Boys High School.[3] At South African domestic level, Roux played for Northerns (previously Northern Transvaal), a second-tier team providing players to the top-level Titans franchise. An off-spinner and competent lower-order batsman, he made his first-class debut during the 2007–08 season of the Provincial Three-Day Challenge, playing two matches.[4] In his second match, against Namibia, he took 3/30 in Namibia's second innings, his best figures at first-class level.[5] Roux also played four limited-overs matches in that season's Provincial One-Day Challenge, including the competition's final, in which Northerns lost to Gauteng.[6] He retired at the end of the following season to concentrate on his coaching career, having played two further first-class games.[3]

For the 2005 and 2006 Dutch seasons, Roux served as playing coach of the Amstelveen-based Amsterdamsche Cricket Club (ACC), which plays in the top-level Topklasse competition. During his playing career in South Africa, he held a coaching position with the University of Pretoria's academy, and he later served as head coach of the Northerns Cricket Academy, following his retirement from playing.[3] In July 2011, Roux was appointed head coach of the Pietermaritzburg-based KwaZulu-Natal Inland team for the 2011–12 season, which plays in both the one-day and three-day provincial competitions.[7] At the end of the season, he returned to the Netherlands to again coach ACC, and was replaced in the KZN Inland role by Grant Morgan.[8] Roux had been involved in coaching the Dutch national side since 2011,[9] and was later made a full-time assistant coach and statistical analyst.[10] After Peter Drinnen left the position in October 2013, Roux took over as senior coach of the Netherlands, initially on an acting basis.[11] He coached the team at the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2014 World Cup Qualifier, the 2014 World Twenty20, 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier, and the 2016 World Twenty20, amongst others.[12]

Roux resigned as coach of the Netherlands in August 2016, instead taking up a position as assistant coach of Otago (under head coach Rob Walter, another South African).[13]


  1. ^ Anton Roux playing profile and statistics – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ Anton Roux player profile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Interview with Anton Roux" Archived 20 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine – CricketEurope. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  4. ^ First-class matches played by Anton Roux (4) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  5. ^ Northerns v Namibia, South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge 2007/08 (Pool B) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  6. ^ List A matches played by Anton Roux (4)[permanent dead link] – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  7. ^ Jonathan Cook (21 July 2011). "Inland cricket: new coach for senior team"The Witness. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  8. ^ (3 August 2012). "Ex-Titans star appointed KZN Inland Union head coach"The Witness. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  9. ^ Jonathan Cook (29 September 2011). "New coach arrives with fresh ideas for underperforming Inland"The Witness. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  10. ^ Peter Drinnen (2012). "The Netherlands National Cricket Team: How stats play their part in what we do". In "KLEEFSTRA ALMANAK 2012" Archived 20 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine (p. 5) – Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB). Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  11. ^ (22 October 2013). "Drinnen leaves Netherlands post" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  12. ^ Alan Gardner (30 March 2014). "Troubled Netherlands buoyed by World T20 showing" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Anton Roux to step down as Netherlands coach", ESPNcricinfo, 17 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paul Atkins
Coach of KwaZulu-Natal Inland
2011–12 season
Succeeded by
Grant Morgan
Preceded by
Peter Drinnen
Coach of the Netherlands
October 2013 – August 2016
Succeeded by
to be determined