Jan Stander

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Jan Stander
Personal information
Full name Jan Hendrik Stander
Born (1982-01-04) 4 January 1982 (age 35)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 36) 1 April 2009 v Ireland
Last ODI 11–12 July 2012 v Canada
T20I debut (cap 18) 6 June 2009 v New Zealand
Last T20I 24 July 2012 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–2006 Aberdeenshire
2007–2009 Stoneywood-Dyce
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 5 11 1 23
Runs scored 44 94 64 308
Batting average 11.00 10.4 32.00 16.21
100s/50s –/– –/– –/1 –/1
Top score 22* 45 64 80*
Balls bowled 150 81 180 865
Wickets 6 3 5 24
Bowling average 27.66 52.00 18.20 34,20
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/25 2/24 3/43 4/41
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/– –/– 6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 July 2012

Jan Hendrik Stander (born 4 January 1982 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is a cricketer who represents Scotland. An all-rounder, Stander bats right handed and bowls right arm medium-fast. He was a member of the Scotland squad for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier, during which he made his debut in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He has also played first-class and List A cricket for Scotland.[1]


Stander moved to Scotland from his native South Africa in 2003. He began playing for Aberdeenshire Cricket Club that year, and remained with the club until 2006.[2] By 2007 Stander was a cricket development officer for the Grampian region. Early that year he coached Scotland Under-15s on their tour of South Africa.[3] For the 2007 season Stander moved to Stoneywood-Dyce; by 2008 he was the club's captain and led them to promotion in the Lloyds TSB Scotland League Division 1. By virtue of residing in the country for four years, in October 2008 Stander became eligible to represent Scotland at international level.[2]

Three months after qualifying, he was called into the national squad for the first time; he was the only uncapped played in Scotland's 15-man squad for the 2009 World Cup Qualifier hosted by South Africa in April. It was felt that Stander's experience of South African conditions would be useful.[2] His selection sparked debate about the state of Scottish cricket as some coaches were concerned that players born in the country were not being given enough opportunities. At the time, 3 of the 15 players in the squad were born outside Scotland. Stander brushed off the criticism, saying "I don't mind because I thrive under pressure. People have strong opinions on foreign players turning out for other countries, but if you love the game, you do all that's possible to play at the highest level."[4] During the tournament, on 1 April Stander made his ODI debut against Ireland.[5] Scotland had a poor tournament,[6] finishing in the top six of the tournament, which was enough to retain the team's ODI status but not to qualify for the 2011 World Cup.[7] In ten matches Stander scored 213 runs, making him Scotland's fourth-highest run-scorer in the tournament (the top three all scored more than 350),[8] and was the team's third-highest wicket-taker with 13 dismissals.[9]


  1. ^ "Jan Stander". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Pincott, Harry (3 February 2009). "Scots turn to Stander in World Cup quest". Cricket Europe. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Coates, Jon (30 May 2007). "Late changes for Scotland A". Cricket Europe. Archived from the original on 19 August 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jan stands up to be counted". Cricket Europe. 15 February 2009. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "a19683 o2830 Ireland v Scotland: ICC World Cup Qualifier 2008/09 (Group A)". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Luke, Will (20 April 2009). "Bermuda the only blight". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Luke, Will (20 April 2009). "Ireland take trophy, Afghans the headlines". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Records / Most runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Records / Most wickets". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 October 2011.