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Riki Wessels

Key facts

Full Name: Mattheus Hendrik Wessels
Born: November 12 1985 , Australia
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: Northamptonshire
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman


A wicketkeeper-batsman, Riki Wessels is the son of former South Africa skipper Kepler Wessels who also represented Australia. Riki joined Nottinghamshire from Northamptonshire in 2011, having played for the latter between 2005 and 2009. Initially signed as back-up for Chris Read, he played several games as a specialist batsman in his first season. Wessels enjoyed a very good campaign in 2012 with Nottinghamshire, which culminated in him scoring a brilliant 199 against Sussex, an innings that lasted more than six hours and took 278 balls. He was struck by injury in 2013, but emerged...

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