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Nicky Boje

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Full Name: Nico Boje
Born: March 20 1973 , Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
County: Northamptonshire
Other teams: Nottinghamshire, South Africa, Free State, Orange Free State, Eagles
Test debut: India v South Africa, Mumbai, Feb 24-26 2000
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v South Africa, Harare, Oct 21 1995
T20 debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg, Oct 21 2005
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


A canny slow-left arm bowler and more than useful lower-order batsman, Nicky Boje made his second foray into county cricket when he joined Northamptonshire in 2007. He was retained on a two-year Kolpak deal at the end of the season after averaging 41.25 with the bat and taking 16 wickets in four LV= County Championship matches. Northants then selected him to lead their side during the 2008 season, and almost led the county to championship promotion the following year. When his first stint in England began - with Nottinghamshire in 2002 - his Test bowling average was under 30, but he cou...

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