The former South African prison warden’s first taste of county cricket came during a stint as a replacement overseas player at Somerset in 2005 - he played six championship matches following Sanath Jayasuriya’s departure - and he performed a similar role at Leicestershire in 2007, providing cover for RP Singh for three games.
Neither county saw the best of seam bowler Langeveldt, who nevertheless had established himself as one of his country’s finest one-day bowlers.
He found prominence after taking three wickets in the final over of a one-day international to secure an improbable one-run victory for South Africa over West Indies in Barbados in 2005.
However, he found Test opportunities harder to come by, and hardly endeared himself to the selectors when, after being recalled for the Test series in India following a two-year absence from the side, Langeveldt withdrew from the squad as he believed his selection at the expense of Andre Nel was based on racial quotas rather than cricketing ability.
He signed for Derbyshire as a Kolpak player for the 2008 domestic season, during which he topped the county bowling averages in the Championship, Friends Provident Trophy and Twenty20 Cup. He finished the campaign with 79 wickets in all competitions.