Full name Timothy Duncan Groenewald
Born January 10, 1984, Pietermaritzburg
Current age 33 years 72 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Maritzburg College, Natal. University of South Africa
|First-class debut||Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 12-14, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Warwickshire v Scotland at Birmingham, Apr 30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||North v South at Dubai (DSC), Mar 19, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jul 10, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Somerset v Kent at Taunton, Jul 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/46||South||v North||Dubai (DSC)||19 Mar 2017||LA|
|2/43, 13, 2/55||Somerset||v Yorkshire||Leeds||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|10*, 2/26, 0*, 1/17||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Taunton||6 Sep 2016||FC|
|17*, 2/73||Somerset||v Lancashire||Manchester||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/23, 30*||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||29 Aug 2016||LA|
|26, 0/11||Smrst 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Manchester||25 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|2, 0/14, 20*, 0/7||Somerset||v Durham||Taunton||4 Aug 2016||FC|
|1, 3/56||Somerset||v Hampshire||Southampton||2 Aug 2016||LA|
|6, 3/30||Somerset||v Sussex||Taunton||30 Jul 2016||LA|
|1/50||Somerset||v Middlesex||Taunton||26 Jul 2016||LA|
Tim Groenewald was born in South Africa - and went to the same school as Kevin Pietersen - and has been able to play county cricket as a local player thanks to his English mother. He has earned a reputation as a reliable right-arm seamer and a hard-hitting lower-order batsman.
Groenewald made his first appearance for Warwickshire's Second XI as a 20-year-old in 2004, and continued to play for KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the English winter. Further appearances for Warwickshire's Second XI came in 2005, and Groenewald played an important role in Warwickshire's run to the semi-final of the Second XI Trophy as a first-change seamer. His first appearance for the first team came against Cambridge UCCE in 2006, and he made his List A and Twenty20 debuts in the same season. Opportunities were limited at Warwickshire, however, and he left for Derbyshire at the end of the 2008 season by mutual consent.
The move proved a fruitful one, as he topped the county's first-class bowling averages in 2009, taking 34 wickets at 27.08 with a career-best of 6 for 50 against Surrey at Whitgift School - one of two six-wicket hauls. He was subsequently the leader of the Derbyshire seam attack, averaging around 40 first-class wickets a season. He picked up 42 wickets at 25.85 during Derbyshire's successful promotion winning campaign in 2012 and led the attack in the First Division, returning 45 wickets at 31.50 apiece.
Keen to remain in the top division, he declined the offer of a new contract at Derbyshire and joined Somerset on loan towards the end of the 2014 season. He subsequently agreed a three-year deal with the club. One of his most eye-catching displays came with the bat when he partnered Jack Leach in a last-wicket stand of 31 to bring a turnaround victory against Surrey at Taunton.
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