Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 261 days

Major teams Abahani Limited, Khulna Royal Bengals, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mid West Rhinos, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI

Nickname Blood

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 11 in

Relation Father - KC Wessels

Mattheus Hendrik Wessels
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 169 282 24 9244 199 35.82 14643 63.12 19 48 274 16
List A 149 139 14 3806 146 30.44 3810 99.89 4 19 104 0
Twenty20 153 140 20 3498 97 29.15 2551 137.12 0 19 335 116 58 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 169 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 149 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 153 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Jul 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Scarborough, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19 Notts v Leics Nottingham 29 Jul 2016 T20
36 Notts v Yorkshire Scarborough 27 Jul 2016 LA
114 Notts v Derbyshire Market Warsop 24 Jul 2016 LA
37 Notts v Warwickshire Birmingham 22 Jul 2016 T20
3, 0 Notts v Somerset Nottingham 17 Jul 2016 FC
2 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 15 Jul 2016 T20
80* Notts v Worcs Nottingham 9 Jul 2016 T20
3 Notts v Northants Northampton 8 Jul 2016 T20
2c/1s, 62, 1c/0s Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 3 Jul 2016 FC
- Notts v Durham Nottingham 1 Jul 2016 T20
Profile

Riki Wessels, a batsman-wicketkeeper, is the son of the former Australia and South Africa player and former Northants coach Kepler Wessels. He was due to begin the 2016 season as an England-qualified player and with more than 3,500 runs across all formats for Nottinghamshire in the previous two seasons, he was bound to have his advocates. His arrival in county cricket did not pleased everyone. Controversially, Nottinghamshire had exploited a loophole to enable Wessels to join the county on an Entrepreneur Visa in April 2011. The rules were altered specifically to exclude sportsmen shortly afterwards.

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Jun 18, 2016

Riki Wessels hits out for Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016

Riki Wessels hits out for Nottinghamshire

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Jun 4, 2016

Riki Wessels helped get the innings off to a flying start, Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Trent Bridge, June 4, 2016

Riki Wessels helped get the innings off to a flying start

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May 3, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Liam Plunkett, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, May 3, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Liam Plunkett

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester - Jul 29-30
Match drawn
South Group: Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 30
Somerset won by 10 runs
North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Swansea
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Notts at Leicester
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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