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Ant Botha

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Full Name: Anthony Greyvensteyn Botha
Born: November 17 1976 , Pretoria, South Africa
Other teams: Derbyshire, Warwickshire
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm spin


Botha holds a British passport through his English father, but represented South African Schools in 1995 and made his first class debut for Natal B against Free State B at Durban in 1995/96. He toured with South Africa Under-19 to India in 1995/96. In 2003 he played for Derbyshire Premier League and Premier Cup double winners Clifton, scoring 200 not out against Denby. He signed a two-year contract for Derbyshire, starting in the 2004 season when he averaged 20.13 with the bat in the County Championship. He virtually doubled his average the following year (40.4), despite the club finis...

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