Charl Willoughby      

Full name Charl Myles Willoughby

Born December 3, 1974, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 39 years 268 days

Major teams South Africa, Berkshire, Boland, Cape Cobras, Essex, Leicestershire, Somerset, Western Province, Western Province Boland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Education Wynberg Boy's High School; Stellenbosch University

Charl Myles Willoughby
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
ODIs 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 4 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 233 259 115 873 47 6.06 0 0 46 0
List A 210 62 32 147 15 4.90 0 0 26 0
Twenty20 67 16 11 28 11 5.60 25 112.00 0 0 1 1 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 300 125 1 1/47 1/79 125.00 2.50 300.0 0 0 0
ODIs 3 3 168 148 2 2/39 2/39 74.00 5.28 84.0 0 0 0
First-class 233 46184 22039 848 7/44 25.98 2.86 54.4 33 3
List A 210 10182 7108 255 6/16 6/16 27.87 4.18 39.9 3 5 0
Twenty20 67 66 1463 1729 71 4/9 4/9 24.35 7.09 20.6 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Apr 24-27, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jul 24-28, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Mar 28, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 14, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Essex v Glamorgan at Colchester, Aug 15-18, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Netherlands v Essex at Schiedam, May 29, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica v Somerset at Bridgetown, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/89, 0*, 2/66 Essex v Glamorgan Colchester 15 Aug 2012 FC
- Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Coggeshall 20 Jul 2012 Other OD
3/63 Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Coggeshall 17 Jul 2012 Other
0/43 Essex v Northants Northampton 6 Jun 2012 FC
0/15 Essex 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Oundle 31 May 2012 Other T20
1/15 Essex 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Oundle 31 May 2012 Other T20
0, 0/14 Essex v Netherlands Schiedam 29 May 2012 LA
1, 1/69, 0*, 0/24 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 23 May 2012 FC
3/99, 0, 2/60 Essex v Leics Leicester 16 May 2012 FC
5/70, 0*, 0/15 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 9 May 2012 FC
Profile

At one stage Charl Willoughby looked like he could prove a valuable addition to a South African attack that sometimes struggles because of a lack of variety. Tall and athletic and blessed with a clean bowling action, he bowls pacy, swinging, left-arm deliveries which are an asset to any captain. Willoughby, who counts Berkshire among the teams he has represented, toiled unnoticed by the national selectors in provincial cricket for six seasons before he was named in the South African squad that went to Sharjah in 1999-2000. He played in just one of a possible five matches, a dead rubber against Pakistan, and performed credibly enough in taking 2 for 39. But Willoughby's international career went no further until the South Africa A tour of West Indies in 2000-01. He took his chance and claimed 10 wickets at 24.30 in three first-class matches. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong early in 2003, but soon faded from the Test arena. He played county cricket for Leicestershire in 2005 and joined Somerset for the 2006 season. He is not registered as an overseas player because of the Kolpak ruling and took an impressive 66 wickets for Somerset in 2006 before helping them to promotion in 2007. When you take into account some of the pitches he has to bowl on at Taunton, his statistics are even more impressive.
Neil Manthorp September 2009

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Jul 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby celebrates the wicket of Yuvraj Singh, Somerset v Indians, Taunton, 2nd day, July 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby celebrates the wicket of Yuvraj Singh

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Jul 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby cut through India's top order with the new ball, Somerset v Indians, Taunton, 2nd day, July 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby cut through India's top order with the new ball

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Jul 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby celebrates a wicket against India, Somerset v Indians, Taunton, 2nd day, July 16, 2011

Charl Willoughby celebrates a wicket against India

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Notes

Education: Wynberg BHS, Stell Univ

Junior Representative Cricket: WP Nuff 1991-92

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