Full Name

Friedel de Wet


June 26, 1980, Durban, Natal


43y 295d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role



Grenswag High School; Tswane University of Technology, Pretoria

Friedel de Wet came close to making a dream debut for South Africa. Called up for the first Test against England in December 2009 for an injured Dale Steyn, de Wet was handed the new ball on a meandering final afternoon and in seven overs of unplayable intensity, he claimed 3 for 11 including the key scalp of Jonathan Trott for 69 as South Africa came within a whisker of pulling off a remarkable victory. It was not to be, however, and his potency was lessened when he picked up a stress fracture of the back in the third Test of the series.

De Wet started his first-class career with the Titans in 2000-01 while studying at the University of Technology in Pretoria and he also played for the UCBSA National Academy. He moved back to Rustenburg and played the following two seasons for the North West amateur team before being signed by the Lions in 2005-06. He rewarded them with 42 wickets at 18.47 and in 2006-07 grabbed 61 at 20.21, including six five-wicket hauls, finishing as the clear leading wicket-taker in domestic cricket. He was rewarded with a place on the South Africa A tour of India at the start of 2007-08 and was signed by Middlesex as a Kolpak player for the 2008 season, before earning an unexpected call-up to South Africa's Test squad for the visit of England in December 2009.
Martin Williamson January 2010

Friedel de Wet Career Stats


List A74-31952610755/595/5934.804.9042.6110

Batting & Fielding

List A74311629756*19.8035882.9601--120
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Photos of Friedel de Wet

Friedel de Wet is congratulated after bowling Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales
Friedel de Wet gave South Africa a vital breakthrough when he removed Alastair Cook
Kevin Pietersen is run out by Friedel de Wet as Jonathan Trott stands his ground
Kevin Pietersen was run out by Friedel de Wet, attempting a suicidal single
Friedel de Wet, celebrates dismissing Ian Bell for 2, as his second new-ball spell almost won South Africa the Test
Friedel de Wet had Matt Prior out caught behind by Boucher for a duck