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Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 176 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 161 269 22 8921 199 36.11 14038 63.54 18 46 258 14
List A 143 134 14 3424 132 28.53 3496 97.94 2 18 103 0
Twenty20 142 130 18 3138 97 28.01 2300 136.43 0 16 300 101 50 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 161 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 143 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 142 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, May 1-4, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Sep 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Islamabad United v Karachi Kings at Dubai (DSC), Feb 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 15 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 1 May 2016 FC
27, 16 Notts v Lancashire Manchester 17 Apr 2016 FC
81, 0 Notts v Surrey Nottingham 10 Apr 2016 FC
143 Notts v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 5 Apr 2016 FC
1, 0c/0s Karachi Kngs v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 20 Feb 2016 T20
3 Karachi Kngs v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 17 Feb 2016 T20
104, 9 Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 22 Sep 2015 FC
9 Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 14 Sep 2015 FC
13, 85 Notts v Durham Nottingham 9 Sep 2015 FC
0 Notts v Surrey The Oval 7 Sep 2015 LA
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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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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Feb 20, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Mohammad Sami for 1, Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pakistan Super League, 2nd qualifying final, Dubai, February 20, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Mohammad Sami for 1

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Sep 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps, Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Kia Oval, September 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Sussex at Derby
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford
May 8-10, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Glamorgan v Worcs at Cardiff
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Leics v Northants at Leicester
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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