Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 35 years 18 days

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

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 217 359 31 11499 202* 35.05 17877 64.32 23 59 336 16
List A 179 168 14 4765 146 30.94 4714 101.08 5 26 121 0
T20s 226 213 27 5384 110 28.94 3957 136.06 1 25 520 192 88 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 217 240 130 3 1/10 1/10 43.33 3.25 80.0 0 0 0
List A 179 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
T20s 226 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Somerset at Worcester, Sep 6-9, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Somerset at Worcester, May 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Worcestershire v Birmingham Bears at Worcester, Sep 13, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10 Worcs v Bears Worcester 13 Sep 2020 T20
1 Worcs v Somerset Taunton 11 Sep 2020 T20
32, 9 Worcs v Somerset Worcester 6 Sep 2020 FC
19 Worcs v Gloucs Bristol 4 Sep 2020 T20
1 Worcs v Somerset Birmingham 3 Sep 2020 T20
30 Worcs v Gloucs Worcester 31 Aug 2020 T20
18 Worcs v Northants Worcester 29 Aug 2020 T20
0 Worcs v Warwickshire Worcester 22 Aug 2020 FC
88, 5 Worcs v Northants Northampton 15 Aug 2020 FC
4, 0 Worcs v Glamorgan Worcester 8 Aug 2020 FC
Profile

Riki Wessels, an enterprising batsman-wicketkeeper capable of wreaking havoc, is the son of the former Australia and South Africa player and former Northants coach Kepler Wessels. He achieved British citizenship in 2016, but it came just as England assembled one of their most exciting batting line-ups for years in limited-overs cricket, tempering suggestions that he might win international honours.

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Aug 16, 2020

Riki Wessels raises his bat, Northamptonshire v Worcestershire, Bob Willis Trophy, Wantage Road, August 16, 2020

Riki Wessels raises his bat

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Jul 28, 2019

Riki Wessels belts one down the ground, Lancashire Lightning v Worcestershire Rapids, Vitality Blast, Emirates Old Trafford, July 26, 2019

Riki Wessels belts one down the ground

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Apr 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground, Lancashire v Worcestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Old Trafford, April 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground

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