Henry Williams      

Full name Henry Smith Williams

Born June 11, 1967, Pniel, near Stellenbosch, Cape Province

Current age 51 years 156 days

Major teams South Africa, Boland, Impalas, Western Province (SACB)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Henry Smith Williams
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 7 2 1 8 7 8.00 11 72.72 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 89 126 32 765 49 8.13 0 0 24 0
List A 109 44 13 123 15 3.96 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 7 7 329 228 9 3/38 3/38 25.33 4.15 36.5 0 0 0
First-class 89 17021 6697 276 6/27 24.26 2.36 61.6 10 0
List A 109 5296 3565 122 4/35 4/35 29.22 4.03 43.4 2 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at East London, Jan 24, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at Nagpur, Mar 19, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Boland v Eastern Province at Paarl, Apr 2-5, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Boland v Free State at Paarl, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard

The international career of South African seamer Henry Williams - seven one-day internationals and an average of 25 - would have been largely forgettable had he not become embroiled in the match-fixing scandal. Williams and Herschelle Gibbs were banned from international cricket for six months in 2000 when they admitted accepting money from Hansie Cronje to underperform in a one-day international. Williams agreed to concede more than 50 runs off his 10 overs. As it transpired, he was injured and bowled only 11 balls. "Hansie didn't phone or speak to me, or say sorry," Williams recalled. "I couldn't understand that he got us into that shit and then didn't stand up for us." Williams did return to play domestic cricket and was subsequently bowling coach at Boland.
Rob Smyth

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Jan 2013

Henry Williams talks to journalists at Boland Park

Henry Williams talks to journalists at Boland Park

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Jun 10, 2000

South African national cricket team member Henry Williams leaves the court after testifying before the King Commission, which is investigating irregularities in South African cricket, especially accusations of match fixing and accepting bribes against former teammate and South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje. Cronje is one of 49 witnesses that will be called to testify before the commission, which is being held in Cape Town. Williams had just found out that he had been left off the South African side that will play Sri Lanka.

Henry Williams on his way back after testifying before the King Commission


Jun 9, 2000

Henry Williams on his way to reveal more on the match-fixing scandal, Friday 9, June 2000.

Henry Williams on his way to reveal more on the match-fixing scandal

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Nephew of Bert Erickson, senior WP administrator
Junior Representative Cricket: WP SASA XI 1986-87, SASA Schools 1987