Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 93 days

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

Nickname Blood

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 157 262 22 8627 199 35.94 13628 63.30 17 45 252 14
List A 143 134 14 3424 132 28.53 3496 97.94 2 18 103 0
Twenty20 140 128 18 3134 97 28.49 2289 136.91 0 16 300 101 49 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 157 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 143 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 140 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Nottingham, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Sep 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
104, 9 Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 22 Sep 2015 FC
9 Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 14 Sep 2015 FC
13, 85 Notts v Durham Nottingham 9 Sep 2015 FC
0 Notts v Surrey The Oval 7 Sep 2015 LA
25 Notts v Durham Nottingham 25 Aug 2015 LA
15 Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 21 Aug 2015 FC
81 Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 19 Aug 2015 LA
41 Notts v Kent Nottingham 17 Aug 2015 LA
0, 88 Notts v Worcs Worcester 7 Aug 2015 FC
132, 1c/0s Notts v Middlesex Lord's 6 Aug 2015 LA
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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Sep 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps, Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Kia Oval, September 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps

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Jun 29, 2015

Riki Wessels offered some resistance with 65, Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 1st day, June 29, 2015

Riki Wessels offered some resistance with 65

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May 31, 2015

Riki Wessels' 67 anchored Nottinghamshire's innings, Nottinghamshire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge, May 31, 2015

Riki Wessels' 67 anchored Nottinghamshire's innings

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Tour Results
M.C.C. v ROW XI at Lord's - Jul 5, 2014
M.C.C. won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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