Courtney Kruger

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Courtney Kruger
Personal information
Full name Courtney Keith Kruger
Born (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 29)
South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut 24 June 2008 v Pakistan
Last ODI 25 June 2008 v India
Career statistics
Competition ODIs List A T20
Matches 2 9 9
Runs scored 3 44 36
Batting average 1.50 4.88 6.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 3 18 20
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 01 February 2014

Courtney Keith Kruger (born 18 February 1988) is a South African-born batsman who has played two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong.

Kruger made his One Day International debut in the 2008 Asia Cup, playing in Hong Kong's games against Pakistan and India, but scored just 0 and 3.

Cricket career[edit]

International[edit]

Courtney Kruger made his Hong Kong debut in 2004, aged sixteen, after finding moderate success in the ACC Fast Track Tournament,[1] playing only one of Hong Kong's matches as they finished second behind the United Arab Emirates. He had to wait almost two years for his next cap, which came to him in the 2006 Trophy,[2] where he played in all of Hong Kong's matches in their run to the final, earning Hong Kong their second Asia Cup appearance. Kruger himself had little impact with the team but he was being talked about as a leadership prospect already.

His World Cricket League debut came in the 2007 Division Three tournament[3] in the north of Australia. He scored his first, and so far only, international half-century against Italy in Darwin,[4] anchoring his team's winning total of 195. In the next edition of Division Three, 2011, Kruger began to realise his potential with a brace of 40s against Oman and Denmark[5] in victories that contributed to their promotion to Division Two, which carried List A status.[6]

Appearances[edit]

Appearance Date Opposition Score Match Type
1 29, 30, 31 October 2004 Nepal 0 (2), DNB Non-first class[7]
2 15 August 2006 Bhutan DNB Limited overs[8]
3 17 August 2006 Myanmar DNB Limited overs[9]
4 19 August 2006 Nepal 5 (13) Limited overs[10]
5 22 August 2006 Singapore 12* (11) Limited overs[11]
6 24 August 2006 Afghanistan 11 (36) Limited overs[12]
7 26 August 2006 United Arab Emirates 0 (2) Limited overs[13]
8 24 May 2007 Italy 13 (26) Limited overs[14]
9 27 May 2007 Uganda 4 (8) Limited overs[15]
10 28 May 2007 Cayman Islands 7 (13) Limited overs[16]
11 30 May 2007 Tanzania 7 (26) Limited overs[17]
12 31 May 2007 Italy 50 (96) Limited overs[18]
13 2 June 2007 Tanzania 32 (50) Limited overs[19]
14 27 October 2007 Singapore 5 (7) Twenty overs[20]
15 29 October 2007 Saudi Arabia 15 (19) Twenty overs[21]
16 30 October 2007 United Arab Emirates 9 (16) Twenty overs[22]
17 31 October 2007 Kuwait 5 (4) Twenty overs[23]
18 24 June 2008 Pakistan 0 (4) One Day International[24]
19 25 June 2008 India 3 (16) One Day International[25]
-- 9 January 2009 Sri Lanka Colts 7 (17) Limited overs[26]
-- 12 January 2009 Sri Lanka Colts 29 (52) Limited overs[27]
-- 14 January 2009 Sri Lanka Colts 1 (7) Limited overs[28]
20 22 January 2011 United States 1 (4) Limited overs[29]
21 23 January 2011 Oman 40 (65) Limited overs[30]
22 25 January 2011 Denmark 40* (61) Limited overs[31]
23 26 January 2011 Italy 9 (17) Limited overs[32]
24 28 January 2011 Papua New Guinea 2 (24) Limited overs[33]
25 29 January 2011 Papua New Guinea 8 (25) Limited overs[34]
26 8 April 2011 Uganda 18 (48) A-List[35]
27 9 April 2011 Bermuda 4 (11) A-List[36]
28 11 April 2011 United Arab Emirates 1 (2) A-List[37]
29 12 April 2011 Papua New Guinea 2 (6) A-List[38]
30 14 April 2011 Namibia 15 (70) A-List[39]
31 15 April 2011 Papua New Guinea 1 (7) A-List[40]
-- 22 April 2011 MCC 15 (?) Limited overs[41]
-- 25 April 2011 MCC 38 (?) Limited overs[42]
-- 23 July 2011 Stragglers of Asia 44* (?) Limited overs[43]
-- 26 July 2011 MCC 42 (?) Limited overs[44]
32 3 December 2011 Nepal 2 (7) Twenty overs[45]
33 5 December 2011 Saudi Arabia 38 (47) Twenty overs[46]
34 6 December 2011 United Arab Emirates 9 (10) Twenty overs[47]
35 7 December 2011 Kuwait 7* (12) Twenty overs[48]
36 9 December 2011 Oman 5 (9) Twenty overs[49]
37 11 December 2011 Afghanistan 17 (14) Twenty overs[50]
38 13 March 2012 Nepal 2 (7) Twenty20[51]
39 14 March 2012 Bermuda 9* (10) Twenty20[52]
40 15 March 2012 Canada 1 (3) Twenty20[53]
41 16 March 2012 Papua New Guinea 0 (1) Twenty20[54]
42 18 March 2012 Denmark DNB Twenty20[55]
43 19 March 2012 Afghanistan 4 (10) Twenty20[56]
44 20 March 2012 Netherlands 20 (15) Twenty20[57]
45 22 March 2012 United States DNB Twenty20[58]
46 23 March 2012 Uganda 0 (1) Twenty20[59]
47 26 March 2013 Malaysia 0* (0) Twenty overs[60]
48 27 March 2013 Nepal 0 (2) Twenty overs[61]
49 29 March 2013 Maldives 20* (13) Twenty overs[62]
50 30 March 2013 Singapore DNB Twenty overs[63]
51 2 April 2013 Afghanistan 2 (4) Twenty overs[64]
52 3 April 2013 United Arab Emirates 2 (5) Twenty overs[65]
53 10 January 2014 Kenya 11 (17) Limited overs[66]
54 28 January 2014 Namibia 0 (5) A-list[67]

Statistics[edit]

In his Hong Kong career, Kruger has represented his country in 54 internationals, as well as seven non-internationals against historic English club sides, and the Sri Lanka colts. He has a total of 466 international runs, with a highest score of 50 against Italy in 2007.[68]

Mat. Inn. N.O. Runs Balls Average S/R 100s 50s Best
Multi-Day 1 1 0 0 2 0.00 0.0 - - 0
Mat. Inn. N.O. Runs Balls Average S/R 100s 50s Best
One Day International 2 2 0 3 20 1.50 15.0 - - 3
List A 9 9 0 40 169 4.88 26.0 - - 18
Limited Overs 28 26 2 294 643 12.25 45.7 - 1 50
Non-international 7 7 1 176 - 29.33 - - - 44*
Mat. Inn. N.O. Runs Balls Average S/R 100s 50s Best
Twenty20 9 7 1 36 47 6.00 76.6 - - 20
Twenty overs 25 22 4 172 216 9.56 79.6 - - 38

Youth[edit]

As well as 54 full internationals, Kruger was also a regular in the Hong Kong Under-17 and Under-19 teams.[69] He made his Under-19 debut before representing the Under-17s[70][71] and was only fifteen years of age at the time. He was a part of the same group of players that contained Hong Kong mainstays Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed and Jamie Atkinson, a golden generation of Hong Kong home-grown talent.

Appearances[edit]

Appearance Date Opposition Score Age Group
1 19 July 2003 Kuwait 19 (33) Under-19[72]
2 21 July 2003 Thailand 45 (56) Under-19[73]
3 13 January 2004 Bhutan 4 (18) Under-17[74]
4 19 July 2003 Saudi Arabia 47 (80) Under-17[75]
5 19 July 2003 Maldives 10 (18) Under-17[76]
6 8 November 2005 Malaysia 5 (20) Under-19[77]
7 12 November 2005 Maldives 32 (61) Under-19[78]
8 14 November 2005 Saudi Arabia 8 (24) Under-19[79]
9 16 November 2005 Kuwait 28 (44) Under-19[80]
10 20 August 2007 Qatar 4 (13) Under-19[81]
11 21 August 2007 Kuwait 46 (56) Under-19[82]
12 23 August 2007 Malaysia 44 (71) Under-19[83]
13 24 August 2007 Afghanistan 21 (54) Under-19[84]
14 28 August 2007 Oman 10 (20) Under-19[85]

Statistics[edit]

As a batsman for Hong Kong's youth sides, he found more success than in the first decade of his full international career - although four times he managed to fall within ten runs of posting a half-century.

Mat. Inn. N.O. Runs Balls Average S/R 100s 50s Best
Under-17 3 3 0 61 116 20.33 52.6 - - 47
Under-19 11 11 0 262 470 23.81 55.7 - - 46
Youth internationals 14 14 0 323 586 23.07 55.1 - - 47

Illness[edit]

In November 2007, Kruger was travelling home from representing Hong Kong at the ACC Twenty20 when he complained of debilitating headaches.[86] When he returned to Hong Kong, doctors discovered an abscess in his brain.[87] To relieve the pressure, half of Kruger's skull had to be removed for three months; he was bedridden for six. Incredibly, he recovered to make his ODI debut against Pakistan in June 2008.

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