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Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 257 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 169 282 24 9244 199 35.82 14643 63.12 19 48 274 16
List A 148 138 14 3770 146 30.40 3777 99.81 4 19 104 0
Twenty20 152 139 20 3479 97 29.23 2538 137.07 0 19 333 115 58 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 169 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 148 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 152 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Jul 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire at Market Warsop, Jul 24, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire at Birmingham, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
114 Notts v Derbyshire Market Warsop 24 Jul 2016 LA
37 Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 22 Jul 2016 T20
3, 0 Notts v Somerset Nottingham 17 Jul 2016 FC
2 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 15 Jul 2016 T20
80* Notts v Worcs Nottingham 9 Jul 2016 T20
3 Notts v Northants Northampton 8 Jul 2016 T20
2c/1s, 62, 1c/0s Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 3 Jul 2016 FC
- Notts v Durham Nottingham 1 Jul 2016 T20
3, 1c/1s Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 26 Jun 2016 FC
1c/0s, 35* Notts v Derbyshire Derby 24 Jun 2016 T20
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

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

Riki 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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Tournament Results
Leics v Somerset at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Leics won by 18 runs
Hampshire v Somerset at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Match tied (D/L method) (Somerset won the one-over eliminator)
Lancashire v Leics at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Match tied (D/L method) (Leics won the one-over eliminator)
Sussex v Lancashire at Hove - Aug 8, 2011
Lancashire won by 20 runs
Hampshire v Durham at Southampton - Aug 7, 2011
Hampshire won by 55 runs
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Aug 7, 2011
Somerset won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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