Riki Wessels

Riki Wessels

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Mattheus Hendrik Wessels, also known as Riki Wessels, (born 12 November 1985, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian cricketer who has played for the cricket teams of Marylebone Cricket Club and Northamptonshire. He is a wicket keeper, although he has been playing as a specialist batsman since Niall O'Brien joined Northants.He is the son of former South African captain Kepler Wessels, who also played 24 Tests for Australia. Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-01-14.

Early life

Although Riki was born in Australia, he grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa due to his father playing for the South Africa cricket team, who previously played for Australia when South Africa were banned from Test Cricket. Being born into a cricketing family, his career path was obvious from the beginning and when he was 18 he made the decision to leave his family behind in pursuit of his own International cricket career in the UK.

Cricket career

In 2004, Riki joined the staff at Northamptonshire county cricket club where he impressed in the second eleven producing several noticeable scores. This led to him being selected for the MCC in 2004 and in the first team of Nottinghamshire for the start of the 2011 season. In this year, he established himself as a first class player, and scored his first century at the age of 19 against Somerset.Clive Ellis The Telegraph. 2005-05-28. Retrieved 2010-01-14. In 2007, he became qualified to play for England which is...
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