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Johan van der Wath

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Full Name: Johannes Jacobus van der Wath
Born: January 10 1978 , Natal
County: Northamptonshire
Other teams: South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Easterns, Sussex
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


South African fast bowler Johan van der Wath has been the leader of Northamptonshire's attack for two seasons. A brisk outswing bowler and uncompromising batsman, he was chosen for the Proteas' full international side when an injury ruled Jacques Kallis out of the 2005/06 VB Series and impressed with 10 wickets in the tournament and 37 off just 16 balls against Australia. But he reneged his South Africa status to sign a contract with Northamptonshire for the 2007 season, during which he claimed 29 LV= County championshp wickets at 27.06 with a best of 6-49. He was initially unable to re...

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