David Terbrugge

David Terbrugge

South Africa
David Terbrugge

INTL CAREER: 1998 - 2004

Full Name

David John Terbrugge


January 31, 1977, Ladysmith, Natal


44y 236d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium


A highly-regarded schoolboy fast bowler, David Terbrugge took longer than might have been expected to play international cricket. In no small part this was the result of a back injury he suffered as an 18-year-old when he had to return home from the South African U19 tour of England in 1995. As a consequence of the injury, there were often concerns expressed about his ability to get through a season without breaking down and his cause was not helped when, after bowling particularly well against the 1998-99 West Indians, he underwent an ankle operation. Terbrugge returned to the fray in 1999-2000, however, fit, strong and perhaps a little quicker than he had been previously. A fast-medium seamer very much in the mould of Shaun Pollock, he shares many virtues with the South African captain. Also red-headed, Terbrugge gets in tight to the stumps, bowls an immaculate line and moves the ball away from the bat late. He played four Tests against Brian Lara's West Indians, taking nine wickets, but also doing an exceptional job of tying up an end whenever the ball was tossed to him. Surprisngly, he had to wait until 2000 before making his one-day debut, but when he was brought back into the side again in the Singer Cup, he responded magnificently, claiming 4 for 20 to help bowl South Africa to victory over Pakistan. But he was hit by a variety of injuries and never quite became a regular member of the side. A back injury suffered in the 2005-06 season led to his retirement the following season, at the age of 29.
Peter Robinson (October 2006)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A69271611416*10.3600100
List A6931652192834/204/2026.404.1538.10400
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Recent Matches - Player

LIONS vs Eagles00/3506-Jan-2006JohannesburgList A
LIONS vs Titans--0/1827-Nov-2005CenturionList A
LIONS vs Cape Cobras--1/2925-Nov-2005PotchefstroomList A
Gauteng vs North West151/2020-Nov-2005JohannesburgList A
Gauteng vs North West1 & 202/38 & 1/5117-Nov-2005JohannesburgFC


David Terbrugge bowls
David Terbrugge portrait
David Terbrugge bowling
Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini and David Terbrugge inspect the pitch ahead of the first Test
Terbrugge celebrates the wicket of Langer, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, 2001/02
David Terbrugge Informal Portrait