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Charl Willoughby
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Charl Willoughby

South Africa
Charl Willoughby

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2003

Full Name

Charl Myles Willoughby

Born

December 03, 1974, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

46y 132d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

Education

Wynberg Boy's High School; Stellenbosch University

TEAMS

At one stage Charl Willoughby looked like he could prove a valuable addition to a South African attack that sometimes struggles because of a lack of variety. Tall and athletic and blessed with a clean bowling action, he bowls pacy, swinging, left-arm deliveries which are an asset to any captain. Willoughby, who counts Berkshire among the teams he has represented, toiled unnoticed by the national selectors in provincial cricket for six seasons before he was named in the South African squad that went to Sharjah in 1999-2000. He played in just one of a possible five matches, a dead rubber against Pakistan, and performed credibly enough in taking 2 for 39. But Willoughby's international career went no further until the South Africa A tour of West Indies in 2000-01. He took his chance and claimed 10 wickets at 24.30 in three first-class matches. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong early in 2003, but soon faded from the Test arena. He played county cricket for Leicestershire in 2005 and joined Somerset for the 2006 season. He is not registered as an overseas player because of the Kolpak ruling and took an impressive 66 wickets for Somerset in 2006 before helping them to promotion in 2007. When you take into account some of the pitches he has to bowl on at Taunton, his statistics are even more impressive.
Neil Manthorp September 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2-------------
ODI320000.0040000000
FC233259115873476.0600460
List A2106232147154.9000260
T2067161128115.60251120011110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2330012511/471/79125.002.50300.00000
ODI3316814822/392/3974.005.2884.00000
FC23346184220398487/4425.982.8654.40333
List A2101018271082556/166/1627.874.1839.90350
T20676614631729714/94/924.357.0920.60300
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Charl Willoughby
Charl Willoughby cut through India's top order with the new ball
Charl Willoughby celebrates the wicket of Yuvraj Singh
Charl Willoughby celebrates a wicket against India
Portrait of Charl Willoughby
Charl Willoughby appeals - successfully - for lbw against Ed Smith