Full name Claire Simone Terblanche
Born October 20, 1984, Port Elizabeth
Current age 30 years 284 days
Major teams Eastern Province Women, South Africa Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Alexander Road High School, University of Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
|Only Test||Netherlands Women v South Africa Women at Rotterdam, Jul 28-31, 2007 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v South Africa Women at Chelmsford, Aug 13, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v South Africa Women at Newcastle, Mar 10, 2009 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England Women v South Africa Women at Northampton, Aug 23, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|8||EPR Women||v WPR Women||Cape Town||24 Nov 2012||Other OD|
|40||EPR Women||v Kei Women||Port Elizabeth||27 Feb 2011||Other OD|
|0||EPR Women||v Boland Women||Paarl||13 Feb 2011||Other OD|
|59, 0/13||EPR Women||v WPR Women||Cape Town||12 Feb 2011||Other OD|
|107*, 2/34||EPR Women||v Swd D Wmn||Despatch||30 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|181, 0c/0s||EPR Women||v Kei Women||Healdtown||16 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|14, 0/21||EPR Women||v Boland Women||Despatch||7 Nov 2010||Other OD|
|1||EPR Women||v WPR Women||Despatch||6 Nov 2010||Other OD|
|3*, 2/4||EPR Women||v Border Women||Port Elizabeth||9 Oct 2010||Other OD|
|2||SA Women||v Aus Women||Newcastle||10 Mar 2009||WODI # 688|
Like most of the current generation of women cricketers in South Africa, Claire Terblanche came to the game at a young age. She was playing alongside the boys from the age of nine and was called into the Eastern Province Under-19 side at 14. Although she is yet to firmly establish her place in the starting XI for the full side, she did play in the Test victory against Netherlands in July 2007, and has been part of the set-up since 2002, coming second in her countries batting averages at the 2005 World Cup in South Africa.
Her debut in 2003 was memorable for all the wrong reasons as she was unable to bat after picking up an injury in the field as her side lost to England by 175 runs. She has since worked hard on her offbreaks and can now be considered a genuine allrounder. She comes from a cricket-mad family and singles out AB de Villiers as her hero.
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