Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 33 years 248 days

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

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 206 342 30 11035 202* 35.36 17362 63.55 23 56 327 16
List A 179 168 14 4765 146 30.94 4714 101.08 5 26 121 0
T20s 206 193 26 4844 110 29.00 3525 137.41 1 22 466 177 76 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 206 240 130 3 1/10 1/10 43.33 3.25 80.0 0 0 0
List A 179 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
T20s 206 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Durham v Worcestershire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 13-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Somerset at Worcester, May 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans at Karachi, Mar 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 0 Worcs v Durham Chester-le-Street 13 Jul 2019 FC
13, 4 Worcs v Derbyshire Kidderminster 7 Jul 2019 FC
9 Worcs v Glamorgan Cardiff 30 Jun 2019 FC
55, 4* Worcs v Sussex Kidderminster 18 Jun 2019 FC
3 Worcs v Lancashire Worcester 10 Jun 2019 FC
7, 0 Worcs v Middlesex Worcester 27 May 2019 FC
6, 0 Worcs v Lancashire Manchester 20 May 2019 FC
118, 0 Worcs v Durham Worcester 14 May 2019 FC
16 Worcs v Somerset Worcester 10 May 2019 LA
130 Worcs v Derbyshire Derby 6 May 2019 LA
Profile

Riki Wessels, an enterprising batsman-wicketkeeper capable of wreaking havoc, is the son of the former Australia and South Africa player and former Northants coach Kepler Wessels. He achieved British citizenship in 2016, but it came just as England assembled one of their most exciting batting line-ups for years in limited-overs cricket, tempering suggestions that he might win international honours.

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Apr 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground, Lancashire v Worcestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Old Trafford, April 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground

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Sep 2, 2017

Riki Wessels provided the bulk of the early scoring, Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest T20 Blast, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston, September 2, 2017

Riki Wessels is one of English cricket's most successful T20 cricketers

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Aug 2, 2017

Riki Wessels hit five sixes in his 63, Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road, August 2, 2017

Riki Wessels hit five sixes in his 63

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