Friedel de Wet

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Friedel de Wet
Personal information
Full name Friedel de Wet
Born (1980-06-26) 26 June 1980 (age 36)
Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 305) 16 December 2009 v England
Last Test 3 January 2010 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Hampshire
2005–present Highveld Lions
2004–2007 North West
2001–2003 Northerns
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 2 52 63 16
Runs scored 20 931 279 43
Batting average 10.00 16.62 25.36 14.33
100s/50s –/– –/1 –/1 –/–
Top score 20 56 56* 17
Balls bowled 426 10,401 2,805 322
Wickets 6 206 71 17
Bowling average 31.00 23.80 31.59 25.82
5 wickets in innings 10 1
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 4/55 7/61 5/59 2/18
Catches/stumpings 1/– 22/– 11/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 January 2010

Friedel de Wet (born 26 June 1980 in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa) is a retired South African first-class and Test cricketer.

de Wet was educated at Grenswag High School in Rustenburg and went to the University of Technology in Pretoria for future education. He represented the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) National Academy, Titans, Lions, North West and the Northerns as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He took 48 wickets at 22.00 for the Lions in 2006–07.

de Wet toured India with the South Africa 'A' party in 2007–08 and signed for Middlesex as a Kolpak registration for the 2008 season. On 5 January 2011 it was announced that he would play for Hampshire as a Kolpak registration for the 2011 season.[1] He also had a spell in the Lancashire Cricket League with Chorley Cricket Club in 2008 taking 56 wickets at an average of just over 13. In 2012, de Wet announced an immediate retirement to his cricketing career due to a persistent back injury which troubled him throughout his career.

International career[edit]

In December 2009, he received "an unexpected call-up"[2] to South Africa's Test squad for the series against England. When Dale Steyn was injured just before the first Test, de Wet was given his debut. He made 20 runs in his first Test innings and took the wicket of Alastair Cook.[3] in England's first innings. He took four further wickets in the second innings, three of them coming with the second new ball in the final hour of the game as South Africa almost engineered a victory, England eventually holding on to draw with nine wickets down.


  1. ^ "Hampshire bring in bowler De Wet". BBC News. 5 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Friedel de Wet at ESPNcricinfo
  3. ^ Brett, Oliver (17 December 2009). "Graeme Swann keeps England in touch with South Africa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 

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