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Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 226 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 166 278 24 9176 199 36.12 14473 63.40 19 47 270 14
List A 147 137 14 3656 146 29.72 3692 99.02 3 19 104 0
Twenty20 147 135 19 3357 97 28.93 2466 136.13 0 18 323 107 55 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 166 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 147 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 147 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Jun 19-22, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire at Derby, Jun 24, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 35* Notts v Derbyshire Derby 24 Jun 2016 T20
4c/0s, 5, 0c/0s, 0 Notts v Surrey The Oval 19 Jun 2016 FC
1c/0s, 36 Notts v Worcs Worcester 18 Jun 2016 T20
10, 1c/0s Notts v Durham Chester-le-Street 15 Jun 2016 LA
0c/0s Notts v Lancashire Blackpool 12 Jun 2016 LA
76, 0c/0s Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 8 Jun 2016 LA
146, 0c/0s Notts v Northants Nottingham 6 Jun 2016 LA
2c/0s, 58 Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 4 Jun 2016 T20
1c/0s, 38 Notts v Durham Chester-le-Street 1 Jun 2016 T20
159*, 3c/0s, 7* Notts v Durham Nottingham 28 May 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

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

Rikki 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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County Results
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Derby - Sep 27, 2009
Glamorgan won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Kent v Northants at Canterbury - Sep 27, 2009
Northants won by 99 runs
Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Sep 27, 2009
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Leics v Surrey at Leicester - Sep 27, 2009
Surrey won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - Sep 27, 2009
Gloucs won by 9 wickets (with 195 balls remaining)
Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Sep 27, 2009
Durham won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 27, 2009
Worcs won by 49 runs
Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds - Sep 27, 2009
Essex won by 7 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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