Dillon du Preez      

Full name Dillon du Preez

Born November 8, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 32 years 286 days

Major teams Eagles, Free State, Leicestershire, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Dillon du Preez
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 78 112 13 1897 122 19.16 2 7 18 0
List A 104 71 26 1173 107* 26.06 940 124.78 1 5 22 0
Twenty20 66 46 20 542 46 20.84 420 129.04 0 0 26 26 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 78 13892 6388 274 7/108 23.31 2.75 50.7 13 10 2
List A 104 4713 4007 129 5/47 5/47 31.06 5.10 36.5 4 1 0
Twenty20 66 65 1260 1567 65 3/17 3/17 24.10 7.46 19.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Free State v West Indians at Bloemfontein, Dec 5-8, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Warriors v Knights at East London, Nov 21-24, 2013 scorecard
List A debut KwaZulu-Natal v Free State at Durban, Oct 17, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Free State v Boland at Bloemfontein, Dec 22, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lions v Knights at Potchefstroom, Jan 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Knights v Lions Potchefstroom 24 Jan 2014 T20
24*, 2/17 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 22 Jan 2014 T20
0/33, 18* Knights v Cape Cobras Bloemfontein 17 Jan 2014 T20
1/22 Knights v Lions Bloemfontein 12 Jan 2014 T20
18, 4/27 Free State v Boland Bloemfontein 22 Dec 2013 LA
22, 2/73, 2 Knights v Warriors East London 21 Nov 2013 FC
1/18 Knights v Lions Johannesburg 8 Nov 2013 LA
6, 0/25 Knights v Titans Bloemfontein 6 Nov 2013 LA
0/45, 66 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 1 Nov 2013 LA
1/40, 56* Knights v Dolphins Durban 30 Oct 2013 LA
Profile

Dillon du Preez had one of the more interesting entries into the first-class game when he was forced to bowl for two days for Free State against the West Indies as the tourists amassed 618. The Port Elizabeth-born fast bowler didn't lose faith, however, picking up 3 for 75 in 29 overs including Shivnarine Chanderpaul as his maiden wicket, bowled for 245. He also scored 56 and took 2 for 34 in the second innings. du Preez had moved to Bloemfontein from the Eastern Cape in 1989 and attended a coaching academy run by internationals Corrie van Zyl and Rudolf Steyn. "I was hooked on cricket after that and applied myself more to cricket than my studies," he admits. He made slow but steady progress through the ranks of the South Africa Under-17 and Free State Academy teams before his meeting with the West Indies in December 2003. du Preez was far from a permanent fixture in the Eagles team in the first three seasons of franchise cricket, but he burst into prominence by taking 55 wickets in the Eagles' triumphant 2007-08 campaign. An accurate bowler of slightly less than extreme pace, du Preez also contributes useful runs in the lower-order, making his maiden first-class century in 2007-08. He signed with Leicestershire as a Kolpak player in 2008 and in the following year he joined the large contingent of South Africans in the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ken Borland January 2009

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Aug 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over, Uthura v Basnahira, SLPL, Pallekele, August 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over

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May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy

© AFP

May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez

© Associated Press

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2008

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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