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Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 259 days

Major teams Abahani Limited, Khulna Royal Bengals, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mid West Rhinos, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI

Nickname Blood

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 11 in

Relation Father - KC Wessels

Mattheus Hendrik Wessels
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 169 282 24 9244 199 35.82 14643 63.12 19 48 274 16
List A 149 139 14 3806 146 30.44 3810 99.89 4 19 104 0
Twenty20 152 139 20 3479 97 29.23 2538 137.07 0 19 333 115 58 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 169 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 149 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 152 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Jul 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Scarborough, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire at Birmingham, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36 Notts v Yorkshire Scarborough 27 Jul 2016 LA
114 Notts v Derbyshire Market Warsop 24 Jul 2016 LA
37 Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 22 Jul 2016 T20
3, 0 Notts v Somerset Nottingham 17 Jul 2016 FC
2 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 15 Jul 2016 T20
80* Notts v Worcs Nottingham 9 Jul 2016 T20
3 Notts v Northants Northampton 8 Jul 2016 T20
2c/1s, 62, 1c/0s Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 3 Jul 2016 FC
- Notts v Durham Nottingham 1 Jul 2016 T20
3, 1c/1s Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 26 Jun 2016 FC
Profile

Riki Wessels, a batsman-wicketkeeper, is the son of the former Australia and South Africa player and former Northants coach Kepler Wessels. He was due to begin the 2016 season as an England-qualified player and with more than 3,500 runs across all formats for Nottinghamshire in the previous two seasons, he was bound to have his advocates. His arrival in county cricket did not pleased everyone. Controversially, Nottinghamshire had exploited a loophole to enable Wessels to join the county on an Entrepreneur Visa in April 2011. The rules were altered specifically to exclude sportsmen shortly afterwards.

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Jun 18, 2016

Riki Wessels hits out for Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016

Riki Wessels hits out for Nottinghamshire

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Jun 4, 2016

Riki Wessels helped get the innings off to a flying start, Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Trent Bridge, June 4, 2016

Riki Wessels helped get the innings off to a flying start

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May 3, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Liam Plunkett, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, May 3, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Liam Plunkett

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 115/2 (42.3 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's
Jul 28, 2016 (18:15 local | 17:15 GMT | 13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove
Jul 28, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester
Jul 29-30, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Middlesex at Bristol
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Yorkshire at Northampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Leics at Nottingham
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Kent at The Oval
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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