Rudie van Vuuren

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Rudie van Vuuren
Rudie, Marlice & Zacheo van Vuuren.jpg
Rudie van Vuuren, wife Marlice and son, Zacheo
Cricket information
Batting style Right hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut 16 February 2003 v  
Last ODI 3 March 2003 v  
Career statistics
Competition ODIs First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 26
Batting average 8.66
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 14
Balls bowled 300
Wickets 8
Bowling average 37.25
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/43
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: [1]

Rudolph Jansen van Vuuren (born 20 September 1972 in Windhoek, Namibia) is a Namibian physician, conservationist and former sportsman.

Rudie van Vuuren married Namibian conservationist Marlice van Vuuren in December 2000. Together, they run N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary.


He is best known for representing his country in both the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup; as a result he became the first man to compete in the final stages of world-cup competitions in cricket and rugby union in the same year.[1] He is the only Namibian to have taken five wickets in a One Day International, which he did against England.[2]

In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Australian Darren Lehmann hit van Vuuren for 28 runs in a single over. At the time, this was more runs than any other bowler had conceded in an over in a World Cup, though this was surpassed when Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in one Daan van Bunge over during the 2007 World Cup.

Conservation achievements[edit]

In 2004, Marlice and Rudie bought the farm Ovuuyo, 42 km outside of Windhoek to establish their own animal reserve and gave it the name N/a’an ku sê (Naankuse) which means God will protect us. N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary opened in 2007.[3]


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