Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 30 years 195 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 163 272 22 8927 199 35.70 14057 63.50 18 46 260 14
List A 143 134 14 3424 132 28.53 3496 97.94 2 18 103 0
Twenty20 143 131 18 3190 97 28.23 2341 136.26 0 17 304 103 50 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 163 210 115 3 1/10 1/10 38.33 3.28 70.0 0 0 0
List A 143 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 143 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, May 15-18, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Sep 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, May 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52 Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 20 May 2016 T20
6, 0 Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 15 May 2016 FC
0 Notts v Middlesex Lord's 8 May 2016 FC
12, 15 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 1 May 2016 FC
27, 16 Notts v Lancashire Manchester 17 Apr 2016 FC
81, 0 Notts v Surrey Nottingham 10 Apr 2016 FC
143 Notts v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 5 Apr 2016 FC
1, 0c/0s Karachi Kngs v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 20 Feb 2016 T20
3 Karachi Kngs v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 17 Feb 2016 T20
104, 9 Notts v Hampshire Nottingham 22 Sep 2015 FC
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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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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Feb 20, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Mohammad Sami for 1, Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pakistan Super League, 2nd qualifying final, Dubai, February 20, 2016

Riki Wessels was bowled by Mohammad Sami for 1

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Sep 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps, Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Kia Oval, September 7, 2015

Rikki Wessels dragged the ball onto his stumps

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 94 Kent 412 & 26/0 (6 ov, target 175)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 386/8d Essex 313 & 12/1 (3.1 ov, target 334)
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 224/5 (73 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 223/9d Notts 189 & 50/3 (17 ov, target 305)
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 & 93/4 (26 ov) Middlesex 423
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Durham won by 4 wickets
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