Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Shane Snater plays his international cricket for the Netherlands, a prominent member of the Dutch side and was an instrumental in helping their 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifying campaign.

Making his Essex debut in 2018, playing in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, he started his Essex career playing a more dominant role in the white-ball competitions, making 5 appearances in the Eagles’ title-winning Vitality Blast campaign in 2019.

In 2021, Snater made his way into the County Championship side, where he took 31 wickets at an average of 16.48 in his debut first-class season in England.

However, it would be his second season in the red-ball side that nobody would have seen coming. The Dutchmen would be virtually unplayable and save Essex from the jaws of defeat on many occasions with useful runs down the order, Yorkshire at Headingley would be most important scoring 65* (51) to carry Essex to the win by a singular wicket.

His skill with the bat would not be topped by his main speciality, bowling, taking 6/10 against Lancashire as they were bowled out for just 73. This led Snater to a clean sweep at the end of season awards for that season, taking home Men’s Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Performance of the Year (for that innings against Yorkshire).

Date of Birth: 24/03/96
Squad No: 29
Debut 2018
Role in Team: Bowler
Batting: Right-Hand
Bowling: Right-Arm Medium