Dane van Niekerk

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Dane van Niekerk
Personal information
Full name Dane van Niekerk
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 21)
Pretoria, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg spin
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut 8 March 2009 v West Indies women
Last ODI 7 January 2013 v West Indies women
T20I debut 11 June 2009 v West Indies women
Last T20I 3 October 2012 v Pakistan women
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–present Northerns women
Career statistics
Competition ODIs T20Is
Matches 19 21
Runs scored 208 170
Batting average 20.80 14.16
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 45* 34*
Balls bowled 994 323
Wickets 34 16
Bowling average 16.23 20.18
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/28 2/9
Catches/stumpings 6/0 3/0
Source: Cricinfo, 6 October 2012

Dane van Niekerk (born 14 May 1993) is a South African cricketer.[1] She was born in Pretoria, educated at Centurion High School and, after playing for Highveld Women and Northerns Women, was selected as part of the South Africa national women's cricket team for the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup in Australia. A leg spinner, she made her debut at only 15 years of age against the West Indies at Newcastle and later took 3 for 11 as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in Sydney to claim 7th place in the tournament. van Niekerk also represented South Africa at the 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20 and succeeded in making her highest score of 34* against New Zealand during the pool stages.[2] On 7 January 2013 Dane van Niekerk bowled her first five-wicket haul in One Day Internationals against the West Indies. During this she bowled a hat-trick, dismissing 3 tailenders. [3]


  1. ^ "Dane van Niekerk player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "South Africa crush Sri Lanka to take seventh spot". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Niekerk guides South Africa Women to comfortable win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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