Full Name: Gideon Jacobus Kruis
Born: May 9, 1974, Pretoria
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium
The South African seamer joined Yorkshire at the start of the 2005 season under the Kolpak ruling and helped secure promotion in the County Championship in his first year. Kruis settled in quickly at Headingley and ended the campaign as the leading wicket-taker in Division Two with 64 at 30.64 runs apiece, which included four five-wicket hauls. He was an ever present in the championship team and also proved his ability as a lower-order batsman with several useful knocks. His performances were rewarded when he was named Yorkshire’s Player of the Year. He was offered a new contract...