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Charl Willoughby

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Full Name: Charl Myles Willoughby
Born: December 3 1974 , Cape Town, Cape Province
County: Essex
Other teams: Somerset, South Africa, Leicestershire
Test debut: Bangladesh v South Africa, Chittagong, Apr 24-27 2003
ODI debut: Pakistan v South Africa, Sharjah, Mar 28 2000
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm fast-medium


Willoughby is a tall and athletic pace bowler who can fire down swinging, left-arm deliveries that many international batsmen struggle to handle. He has been around for a while and toiled unnoticed by the South Africa national team selectors for six seasons before he was named in the Proteas squad that went to Sharjah in 1999/2000. He performed admirably but his international career went no further until the South Africa A tour of West Indies in 2000/01. Willougby grabbed his chance with both hands and claimed 10 wickets at an average of 24.30 in three first-class matches. The talent...

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