Nicky Boje      

Full name Nico Boje

Born March 20, 1973, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Current age 41 years 219 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Eagles, Free State, Hyderabad Heroes, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Orange Free State, Warriors

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Grey College

Relation Brother - EHL Boje

Nico Boje
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 62 10 1312 85 25.23 2715 48.32 0 4 184 6 18 0
ODIs 115 71 18 1414 129 26.67 1594 88.70 2 4 135 13 33 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 216 322 58 9087 226* 34.42 8 56 126 0
List A 321 234 55 4423 129 24.70 2 17 95 0
Twenty20 99 68 26 937 58* 22.30 783 119.66 0 3 95 9 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 72 8620 4265 100 5/62 8/134 42.65 2.96 86.2 9 3 0
ODIs 115 108 4541 3415 96 5/21 5/21 35.57 4.51 47.3 2 1 0
T20Is 1 1 24 27 1 1/27 1/27 27.00 6.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 216 43134 19132 585 8/93 32.70 2.66 73.7 22 2
List A 321 13490 9870 305 5/21 5/21 32.36 4.38 44.2 9 1 0
Twenty20 99 94 1920 2166 89 3/10 3/10 24.33 6.76 21.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Mumbai, Feb 24-26, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (PSS), Aug 4-8, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 21, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Oct 30, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Warriors v Titans at East London, Jan 20-23, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Lions v Knights at Johannesburg, Nov 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Dolphins v Eagles at Durban, Apr 11, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Titans v Knights at Centurion, Jan 19, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/26 Knights v Titans Centurion 19 Jan 2014 T20
0/29, 0 Knights v Cape Cobras Bloemfontein 17 Jan 2014 T20
0/24 Knights v Lions Bloemfontein 12 Jan 2014 T20
2/41 Knights v Dolphins Kimberley 10 Jan 2014 T20
2/16 Knights v Warriors East London 8 Jan 2014 T20
2/23, 1* Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 5 Jan 2014 T20
2/30 Knights v Lions Johannesburg 8 Nov 2013 LA
8*, 0/41 Knights v Titans Bloemfontein 6 Nov 2013 LA
0/25, 0 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 1 Nov 2013 LA
0/39, 9 Knights v Dolphins Durban 30 Oct 2013 LA
Profile

Such is the sporting gene-pool in the Boje family that mother, father and all three children have played at least one sport at provincial or international level. Nicky Boje captained South Africa Schools and was selected for three successive years as a middle-order batsman. From an early he showed his all-round skills, opening the bowling for his own school, and then switched to left-arm spin on the coach's command - because nobody else could turn the ball. He was equally pivotal on the rugby field and tennis court. Boje spent four long years after his initial squad selection quietly desperate to be regarded by the national selectors as a middle-order batsman who bowled usefully, but a spinner he remained. He worked furiously on his bowling as a result, and match-winning analyses in both India and Sri Lanka finally established him as the Test No. 1 in 2000-01, a position he briefly surrendered to Claude Henderson in Australia in 2001-02, and then to Robin Peterson and Paul Adams in 2003. However, he had a big role to play in the final Test of the New Zealand tour of 2003-04, when his eight-wicket haul helped South Africa to a series-levelling win. But after being implicated in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal in 2000, Boje refused to tour India in subsequent years. After fighting his way back into the squad to face India in 2006, he surprisingly announced his retirement from international cricket to concentrate on his domestic career with the Eagles. He went on to play in the "rebel" ICL and in 2008 was appointed captain of Northamptonshire, handing over the reins to Andrew Hall after a stuttering start to the 2010 season. He was one of the bright, inquisitive breed of internationals who preferred a cameraman's long lens to a boring dressing-room and a craft market or temple to a hotel room.
Cricinfo staff August 2010

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Sep 23, 2011

Johan Botha and Nicky Boje celebrate Warriors' win, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Warriors, CLT20, Bangalore, September 23, 2011

Johan Botha and Nicky Boje celebrate Warriors' win

© Associated Press

Sep 23, 2011

Nicky Boje celebrates the dismissal of Saurabh Tiwary, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Warriors, CLT20, Bangalore, September 23, 2011

Nicky Boje celebrates the dismissal of Saurabh Tiwary

© Associated Press

Sep 25, 2010

Nicky Boje celebrates after catching Graham Manou off his own bowling, Warriors v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, September 25, 2010

Nicky Boje celebrates after catching Graham Manou off his own bowling

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: KZN-Inland v Free State at Pietermaritzburg - Oct 23-25
Free State 406/6d KZN-Inland 68 & 123/2 (f/o)
Pool B: Easterns v Boland at Benoni - Oct 23-25
Boland 156 & 20/2 Easterns 343/7d
Cross Pool: Namibia v North West at Windhoek - Oct 23-25
Namibia 269 & 47/1 North West 373/9d
Pool A: S West D v W Province at Oudtshoorn - Oct 23-25
W Province 295/4d & 25/0 S West D 364/9d
2nd T20I: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (Colts) - Oct 25
SA Women won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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