Friedel de Wet

Friedel de Wet

South Africa|Bowler
Friedel de Wet

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2010

Full Name

Friedel de Wet


June 26, 1980, Durban, Natal


40y 315d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role



Grenswag High School; Tswane University of Technology, Pretoria


Friedel de Wet came close to making a dream debut for South Africa. Called up for the first Test against England in December 2009 for an injured Dale Steyn, de Wet was handed the new ball on a meandering final afternoon and in seven overs of unplayable intensity, he claimed 3 for 11 including the key scalp of Jonathan Trott for 69 as South Africa came within a whisker of pulling off a remarkable victory. It was not to be, however, and his potency was lessened when he picked up a stress fracture of the back in the third Test of the series.

De Wet started his first-class career with the Titans in 2000-01 while studying at the University of Technology in Pretoria and he also played for the UCBSA National Academy. He moved back to Rustenburg and played the following two seasons for the North West amateur team before being signed by the Lions in 2005-06. He rewarded them with 42 wickets at 18.47 and in 2006-07 grabbed 61 at 20.21, including six five-wicket hauls, finishing as the clear leading wicket-taker in domestic cricket. He was rewarded with a place on the South Africa A tour of India at the start of 2007-08 and was signed by Middlesex as a Kolpak player for the 2008 season, before earning an unexpected call-up to South Africa's Test squad for the visit of England in December 2009.
Martin Williamson January 2010

Career Averages

List A7431952610755/595/5934.794.9042.60110
Batting & Fielding
List A74311629756*19.8035882.9601120
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Recent Matches - Player

North West vs Gauteng----06-Feb-2014JohannesburgFC
North West vs W Province01/42 & 1/1917-Oct-2013PotchefstroomFC
KZ-Natal vs Namibia----05-Feb-2012WindhoekList A
KZ-Natal vs Namibia----02-Feb-2012WindhoekFC
Dolphins vs Knights12*0/65 & 1/2827-Dec-2011BloemfonteinFC


Friedel de Wet is congratulated after bowling Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales
Friedel de Wet
Friedel de Wet gave South Africa a vital breakthrough when he removed Alastair Cook
AB de Villiers took a brilliant catch to get rid of Jonathan Trott
Friedel de Wet appeals for a wicket
Friedel de Wet had Matt Prior out caught behind by Boucher for a duck