Darron Reekers

Netherlands|Opening Batter
Darron Reekers
INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2009
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Full Name

Darron John Reekers

Born

May 26, 1973, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

51y 20d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Darron Reekers is a Jack of all trades for the Dutch. Built like Andrew Flintoff, he bats at the top of the order and hits the ball cleanly and a long way, with the sole intention of ruining opposing bowlers figures as well as their morale. His explosive knock of 45 from 48 balls against Sri Lanka in July 2006 demonstrated his ability to take apart all sorts of attacks. Despite his reputation with the bat, he began his career as a steady away swing bowler and it was his wicket-taking that first caught the eye and is what he is most valued for. Following stints in his native New Zealand with both his hometown club Canterbury and Otago, his golden season was 2001 in the Dutch League, averaging 65 with the bat and 16.85 with the ball. Ankle problems disrupted the end of that season but he returned to fitness for the 2007 World Cup. In 2009, he starred with 20 from 13 balls in Netherlands' shock win over England, the hosts of the ICC World Twenty 20, before retiring at the end of the tournament.
Alan Curr June 2009

Darron Reekers Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs1919048110425.31411117.031081670
T20Is650642912.8049130.610010220
FC611212933*14.33--00--50
List A82774136610418.71--14--311
T20s650642912.8049130.610010220

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODIs1913510436133/543/5433.535.1239.2000
T20Is6------------
FC6-492277123/25-23.083.3741.0-00
List A82-24231817513/413/4135.624.4947.5000
T20s6------------
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Darron Reekers was the only Netherlands top-order batsman to get to double figures
Darron Reekers considers taking off for a run during his 75
Darron Reekers celebrates the wicket of  Robin Uthappa
Irfan Pathan traps Darron Reekers leg-before
Darron Reekers clips a leg-side boundary on his way to 104
Darron Reekers survives an appeal from Umar Bhatti