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Dillon du Preez      

Full name Dillon du Preez

Born November 8, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 35 years 30 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 88 128 14 2182 122 19.14 2 10 23 0
List A 121 83 28 1252 107* 22.76 1029 121.67 1 5 28 0
Twenty20 84 62 28 682 46 20.05 522 130.65 0 0 31 34 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 88 15397 7020 312 7/108 22.50 2.73 49.3 13 13 2
List A 121 5558 4668 151 5/47 5/47 30.91 5.03 36.8 5 1 0
Twenty20 84 83 1632 2006 80 4/25 4/25 25.07 7.37 20.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Free State v West Indians at Bloemfontein, Dec 5-8, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Boland v Free State at Paarl, Nov 24-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut KwaZulu-Natal v Free State at Durban, Oct 17, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Boland v Free State at Paarl, Nov 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Dec 7, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/29 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 7 Dec 2016 T20
1/53 Free State v Boland Paarl 26 Nov 2016 LA
6/27, 76, 2/29 Free State v Boland Paarl 24 Nov 2016 FC
11*, 1/37 Knights v Titans Benoni 18 Nov 2016 T20
4*, 1/19 Knights v Cape Cobras Johannesburg 12 Nov 2016 T20
2/66, 12, 0/3 Knights v Dolphins Durban 27 Oct 2016 FC
1/30, 32 Free State v Zimbabwe East London 9 Sep 2016 T20
5/44, 0, 0/3, 1* Knights v Dolphins Durban 7 Apr 2016 FC
0, 1/36, 7, 0/18 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 31 Mar 2016 FC
13, 2/69, 0, 1/13 Free State v Boland Bloemfontein 10 Mar 2016 FC
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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Free State v Namibia at Bloemfontein
Dec 8-10, 2016 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
Pool B: KZN-Inland v Easterns at Pietermaritzburg
Dec 8-10, 2016 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
LIONS v Knights at Potchefstroom
Dec 9, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth
Dec 9, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
Pool B: Free State v Namibia at Bloemfontein
Dec 11, 2016 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
Pool B: KZN-Inland v Easterns at Pietermaritzburg
Dec 11, 2016 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
Cape Cobras v LIONS at Paarl
Dec 11, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
Dolphins v Knights at Durban
Dec 11, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
Warriors v Titans at East London
Dec 11, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
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