Full name Matthew Caleb Kleinveldt
Born August 10, 1989, Southampton, Hampshire
Current age 27 years 165 days
Major teams Essex 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI, Sussex 2nd XI, Western Province
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||Western Province v Eastern Province at Cape Town, Oct 21-23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||KwaZulu-Natal v Western Province at Durban, Jan 19-21, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns v Western Province at Pretoria, Feb 6, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Western Province v North West at Cape Town, Dec 18, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Western Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Cape Town, Oct 2, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Western Province v North West at Pietermaritzburg, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|55, 2/42, 3||W Province||v KZ-Natal||Durban||19 Jan 2017||FC|
|111*||W Province||v Northerns||Centurion||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|0/32, 17||W Province||v North West||Cape Town||18 Dec 2016||LA|
|46, 3/49, 1/87||W Province||v North West||Cape Town||15 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/61, 7||W Province||v Northern Cpe||Cape Town||6 Nov 2016||LA|
|2/45, 24, 2/87, 5||W Province||v Northern Cpe||Cape Town||3 Nov 2016||FC|
|40, 1/39||W Province||v Boland||Paarl||30 Oct 2016||LA|
|1/35, 8, 3/65||W Province||v Boland||Paarl||27 Oct 2016||FC|
|47, 54||Cape Cobras||v Knights||Bloemfontein||11 Oct 2016||FC|
|2/20, 29||W Province||v Namibia||Walvis Bay||9 Oct 2016||LA|
Matthew Kleinveldt is from a cricketing family, with a father, John, that took 44 wickets at 16.63 in first-class cricket but found his chances limited in the Apartheid-era. His cousin Rory went on to play for South Africa and uncle Gary good enough to play for Hampshire Second XI - which is where Matthew began his career, having been born in Southampton and schooled in England. He made several appearances for Hampshire, Essex and Sussex Second XIs and was offered a contract by Hampshire but was unable to take it up due to visa regulations.
As a result, he joined his cousin in South Africa and won a deal with Western Province, for whom he made his debut against Eastern Province in October 2010. He played a full season scoring 584 runs at 38.93 but could only marginally improve his tally to 669 runs in 2011-12 and they came at just 27.87.
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