Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 288 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 170 284 24 9259 199 35.61 14686 63.04 19 48 274 16
List A 151 141 14 3877 146 30.52 3906 99.25 4 20 106 0
Twenty20 155 142 20 3558 97 29.16 2601 136.79 0 19 343 116 61 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 170 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 151 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 155 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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, Aug 13-16, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire at Nottingham, Aug 1, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Notts v Northants Birmingham 20 Aug 2016 T20
4, 11 Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 13 Aug 2016 FC
36 Notts v Essex Nottingham 8 Aug 2016 T20
50 Notts v Worcs Nottingham 1 Aug 2016 LA
21 Notts v Leics Leicester 31 Jul 2016 LA
19 Notts v Leics Nottingham 29 Jul 2016 T20
36 Notts v Yorkshire Scarborough 27 Jul 2016 LA
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
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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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