Full name Raymond van Schoor
Born May 23, 1990
Died November 20, 2015, Windhoek, Namibia (aged 25 years 181 days)
Major teams Namibia, Namibia Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Namibia v Canada at Windhoek, Oct 25-28, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Namibia v Free State at Windhoek, Nov 12-14, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Namibia v North West at Windhoek, Oct 21, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Namibia v Free State at Windhoek, Nov 15, 2015 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Namibia v South Western Districts at Walvis Bay, Oct 18, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|15*||Namibia||v Free State||Windhoek||15 Nov 2015||LA|
|0, 32||Namibia||v Free State||Windhoek||12 Nov 2015||FC|
|8||Namibia||v Kenya||Windhoek||1 Nov 2015||LA|
|27||Namibia||v Kenya||Windhoek||30 Oct 2015||LA|
|5, 0/34, 1||Namibia||v Ireland||Windhoek||24 Oct 2015||FC|
|16||Namibia||v S West D||Walvis Bay||18 Oct 2015||T20|
|20, 1/42, 4||Namibia||v S West D||Walvis Bay||15 Oct 2015||FC|
|1||Namibia||v Boland||Windhoek||11 Oct 2015||LA|
|43, 0/27, 12||Namibia||v Boland||Windhoek||8 Oct 2015||FC|
|34||Namibia||v Oman||Dublin (Malahide)||23 Jul 2015||T20|
Raymond van Schoor, a wicketkeeper-batsman who was a mainstay in the Namibia batting line-up, had gathered more than 8000 runs for his country in 265 career games - making him their most capped player - before he was tragically killed by an on-field stroke in November 2015 aged 25. At the time, he was positioned second on their first-class runs list behind only Craig Williams, and third on their List-A runs list behind Gerrie Snyman and Williams. His 1550 T20 runs topped Namibia's charts.
At 22, van Schoor was named the Player of the Tournament at the ICC World T20 Qualifier in the UAE after topping the averages with 324 runs at 54.00. That same year, he was named 2012 Cricketer of the Year at Cricket Namibia's annual awards. Van Schoor served as both vice-captain and captain for Namibia, leading a total of 40 times.
Van Schoor came from a cricketing family, with his father Melt and brother Danie also turning out for Namibia. He died in Windhoek, five days after suffering a stroke during a match in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge. Van Schoor was batting on 15 when he collapsed and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He remained hospitalised but never recovered.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?