Full Name

Dillon du Preez

Born

November 08, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Age

39y 187d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Dillon du Preez had one of the more interesting entries into the first-class game when he was forced to bowl for two days for Free State against the West Indies as the tourists amassed 618. The Port Elizabeth-born fast bowler didn't lose faith, however, picking up 3 for 75 in 29 overs including Shivnarine Chanderpaul as his maiden wicket, bowled for 245. He also scored 56 and took 2 for 34 in the second innings. du Preez had moved to Bloemfontein from the Eastern Cape in 1989 and attended a coaching academy run by internationals Corrie van Zyl and Rudolf Steyn. "I was hooked on cricket after that and applied myself more to cricket than my studies," he admits. He made slow but steady progress through the ranks of the South Africa Under-17 and Free State Academy teams before his meeting with the West Indies in December 2003. du Preez was far from a permanent fixture in the Eagles team in the first three seasons of franchise cricket, but he burst into prominence by taking 55 wickets in the Eagles' triumphant 2007-08 campaign. An accurate bowler of slightly less than extreme pace, du Preez also contributes useful runs in the lower-order, making his maiden first-class century in 2007-08. He signed with Leicestershire as a Kolpak player in 2008 and in the following year he joined the large contingent of South Africans in the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ken Borland January 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC9213415236212219.84210260
List A13493311356107*21.871167116.1915300
T208662286824620.05522130.65003134260
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC921607972363307/10821.922.7048.7013142
List A134622851411775/315/3129.044.9535.10620
T20868516682040824/254/2524.877.3320.30100

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Free State vs Northerns39 & 102/31 & 2/2806-Apr-2017PretoriaFC
Knights vs Warriors--1/4427-Mar-2017BloemfonteinList A
Knights vs Warriors--2/1126-Mar-2017BloemfonteinList A
Knights vs Dolphins64/3123-Mar-2017DurbanList A
Knights vs LIONS3*2/7621-Mar-2017KimberleyList A

Photos


Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over
Dillon du Preez, seen in this file photo, will be the assistant coach for the South Africa women's team
Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy
Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez
Dillon du Preez is delighted after removing Sachin Tendulkar
Portrait of Dillon du Preez