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Gerhardus Liebenberg      

Full name Gerhardus Frederick Johannes Liebenberg

Born April 7, 1972, Upington, Cape Province

Current age 42 years 17 days

Major teams South Africa, Free State, Griqualand West, Orange Free State

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Gerhardus Frederick Johannes Liebenberg
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 0 104 45 13.00 235 44.25 0 0 14 0 1 0
ODIs 4 4 0 94 39 23.50 199 47.23 0 0 8 0 0 0
First-class 162 285 15 9387 229 34.76 21 45 186 4
List A 151 132 23 3169 170* 29.07 3 16 76 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 162 110 51 1 1/10 51.00 2.78 110.0 0 0
List A 151 60 58 1 1/26 1/26 58.00 5.80 60.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 27-30, 1998 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 22, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Leeds, May 24, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1989/90
Last First-class Dolphins v Eagles at Durban, Nov 4-7, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A Boland v Free State at Paarl, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Profile

A stylish right-hand batsman who is particularly strong off the front foot, Gerry Liebenberg's career started spectacularly when he hammered 84 and 108 in his first two games for Griquas, and his early promise continued when he moved to Free State in 1990. By the time of his selection on the 1994 tour of England he was considered one of the most promising prospects, even though he didn't play in any of the Tests and had a poor tour. In 1995-96 he made headlines with his first double-hundred, but his form fluctuated and he had to wait until 1997-98 before making his Test debut. He did enough to be picked for his second tour of England in 1998 but struggled in the four Tests he played, scoring 59 runs in six innings. Liebenberg didn't get another chance for South Africa, and he ended his first-class career with 9387 runs at 34.76. A talented all-round sportsman, Liebenberg has also represented his state at athletics and tennis.
Martin Williamson

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Oct 30, 2001

Gerhardus Liebenberg

Gerhardus Liebenberg

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Jul 27, 2000

Portrait: Gerhardus Liebenberg

Portrait: Gerhardus Liebenberg

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Dec 20, 1998

Gerhardus Leibenberg bowled

Gerhardus Leibenberg bowled

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