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Dillon du Preez      

Full name Dillon du Preez

Born November 8, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 33 years 240 days

Major teams Eagles, Free State, Leicestershire, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Dillon du Preez
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 81 117 13 1993 122 19.16 2 8 20 0
List A 115 79 27 1234 107* 23.73 1001 123.27 1 5 26 0
Twenty20 71 49 22 566 46 20.96 431 131.32 0 0 27 28 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 81 14458 6612 288 7/108 22.95 2.74 50.2 13 11 2
List A 115 5264 4435 146 5/47 5/47 30.37 5.05 36.0 5 1 0
Twenty20 71 70 1364 1680 70 4/25 4/25 24.00 7.39 19.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Free State v West Indians at Bloemfontein, Dec 5-8, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Titans v Knights at Centurion, Mar 26-29, 2015 scorecard
List A debut KwaZulu-Natal v Free State at Durban, Oct 17, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Free State v Border at Bloemfontein, Mar 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Dec 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/72, 68, 0, 2/10 Knights v Titans Centurion 26 Mar 2015 FC
2, 3/13, 2/43 Knights v Warriors East London 19 Mar 2015 FC
6, 1/22 Free State v Border Bloemfontein 7 Mar 2015 LA
19*, 3/56 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 4 Feb 2015 LA
3/8 Knights v Dolphins Pietermaritzburg 1 Feb 2015 LA
4/34 Knights v Lions Johannesburg 30 Jan 2015 LA
0/63, 21 Knights v Titans Kimberley 23 Jan 2015 LA
1/27, 2 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 12 Dec 2014 T20
0/20 Knights v Lions Johannesburg 7 Dec 2014 T20
21*, 0/10 Knights v Lions Kimberley 3 Dec 2014 T20
Profile

Dillon du Preez had one of the more interesting entries into the first-class game when he was forced to bowl for two days for Free State against the West Indies as the tourists amassed 618. The Port Elizabeth-born fast bowler didn't lose faith, however, picking up 3 for 75 in 29 overs including Shivnarine Chanderpaul as his maiden wicket, bowled for 245. He also scored 56 and took 2 for 34 in the second innings. du Preez had moved to Bloemfontein from the Eastern Cape in 1989 and attended a coaching academy run by internationals Corrie van Zyl and Rudolf Steyn. "I was hooked on cricket after that and applied myself more to cricket than my studies," he admits. He made slow but steady progress through the ranks of the South Africa Under-17 and Free State Academy teams before his meeting with the West Indies in December 2003. du Preez was far from a permanent fixture in the Eagles team in the first three seasons of franchise cricket, but he burst into prominence by taking 55 wickets in the Eagles' triumphant 2007-08 campaign. An accurate bowler of slightly less than extreme pace, du Preez also contributes useful runs in the lower-order, making his maiden first-class century in 2007-08. He signed with Leicestershire as a Kolpak player in 2008 and in the following year he joined the large contingent of South Africans in the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ken Borland January 2009

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Aug 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over, Uthura v Basnahira, SLPL, Pallekele, August 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over

© Ron Gaunt/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy

© AFP

May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez

© Associated Press

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2008

County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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