Matches (16)
NZ v AUS (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Durham in ZIM (1)
QAT v HKG (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Timothy Duncan Groenewald


January 10, 1984, Pietermaritzburg


40y 50d



Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role



6ft 2in


Maritzburg College, Natal. University of South Africa

Tim Groenewald was born in South Africa - and went to the same school as Kevin Pietersen - and has been able to play county cricket as a local player thanks to his English mother. He has earned a reputation as a reliable right-arm seamer and a hard-hitting lower-order batsman.

Groenewald made his first appearance for Warwickshire's Second XI as a 20-year-old in 2004, and continued to play for KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the English winter. Further appearances for Warwickshire's Second XI came in 2005, and Groenewald played an important role in Warwickshire's run to the semi-final of the Second XI Trophy as a first-change seamer. His first appearance for the first team came against Cambridge UCCE in 2006, and he made his List A and Twenty20 debuts in the same season. Opportunities were limited at Warwickshire, however, and he left for Derbyshire at the end of the 2008 season by mutual consent.

The move proved a fruitful one, as he topped the county's first-class bowling averages in 2009, taking 34 wickets at 27.08 with a career-best of 6 for 50 against Surrey at Whitgift School - one of two six-wicket hauls. He was subsequently the leader of the Derbyshire seam attack, averaging around 40 first-class wickets a season. He picked up 42 wickets at 25.85 during Derbyshire's successful promotion winning campaign in 2012 and led the attack in the First Division, returning 45 wickets at 31.50 apiece.

Keen to remain in the top division, he declined the offer of a new contract at Derbyshire and joined Somerset on loan towards the end of the 2014 season. He subsequently agreed a three-year deal with the club. One of his most eye-catching displays came with the bat when he partnered Jack Leach in a last-wicket stand of 31 to bring a turnaround victory against Surrey at Taunton.

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Tim Groenewald Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Tim Groenewald

Kent vs Surrey6*0/2801-Oct-2020The OvalT20
Kent vs Essex1*1/2705-Sep-2020The OvalT20
Kent vs Sussex--1/3303-Sep-2020HoveT20
Kent vs Surrey--2/3101-Sep-2020CanterburyT20
Kent vs Sussex--1/66 & 1/5308-Aug-2020CanterburyFC

Photos of Tim Groenewald

Tim Groenewald couldn't quite reach a catch in the outfield
Tim Groenewald starred in a triumphant last-wicket stand for Somerset
Tim Groenewald's off stump went for a walk
Tim Groenewald bowls for Somerset
Tim Groenewald finished with a five-wicket haul
Tim Groenewald and Steven Mullaney shakes hands on a tie