Hansie Cronje      

Full name Wessel Johannes Cronje

Born September 25, 1969, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Died June 1, 2002, Cradock Peak, Western Cape, South Africa (aged 32 years 249 days)

Major teams Ireland, South Africa, Free State, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - NE Cronje, Brother - FJC Cronje

Wessel Johannes Cronje
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 68 111 9 3714 135 36.41 8320 44.63 6 23 409 33 33 0
ODIs 188 175 31 5565 112 38.64 7277 76.47 2 39 366 94 73 0
First-class 184 310 33 12103 251 43.69 32 57 121 0
List A 304 285 52 9862 158 42.32 9 69 105 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 68 85 3800 1288 43 3/14 5/34 29.95 2.03 88.3 0 0 0
ODIs 188 153 5357 3966 114 5/32 5/32 34.78 4.44 46.9 1 1 0
First-class 184 9897 3995 116 4/47 34.43 2.42 85.3 0 0
List A 304 7651 5696 170 5/32 5/32 33.50 4.46 45.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Bangalore, Mar 2-6, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Feb 26, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Mar 31, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987-2000
List A span 1988-2000
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Cronje, Wessel Johannes, South Africa's cricket captain in a record 53 Tests and 138 one-day internationals between 1994 and 2000, died on June 1, 2002 when the cargo plane in which he was travelling crashed on Cradock Peak in the Outeniqua mountain range on its approach to his home town, George, in the Western Cape. He was just 32. Two years earlier, Hansie Cronje's admission that he took bribes from bookmakers to provide information and fix matches exposed the extent of a corruption scandal that cricket authorities had signally neglected to confront.

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Sep 26, 2001

Cronje at the King Commission Hearings

Hansie Cronje thumbnail portrait 2001

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Jun 24, 2000

Former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje breaks down at the end of his cross-examination before the King Commission of Inquiry into match-fixing allegations in Cape Town 23 June 2000.

Cronje fights back tears during the cross-examination

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Jun 24, 2000

Sacked South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje smiles during his cross-examination at the King Commission of Inquiry into allegations of cricket match-fixing in Cape Town 23 June 2000. Hansie Cronje told the third day of cross-examination here that other players could be involved in match-fixing.

Hansie Cronje manages a smile during his cross-examination

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