Nicky Boje

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Nicky Boje
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Personal information
Full name Nico Boje
Born (1973-03-20) 20 March 1973 (age 44)
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Nickname Godfrey Boje
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
Relations EHL Boje (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 276) 24 February 2000 v India
Last Test 4 August 1995 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 34) 21 October 1995 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 30 October 2005 v New Zealand
Only T20I (cap 1) 21 October 2005 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990–2002 Free State
2002 Nottinghamshire
2004–2007 Eagles
2007– Northamptonshire (squad no. 17)
2009– Warriors
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 43 115 1 311
Runs scored 1312 1414 - 4346
Batting average 25.23 26.67 - 24.97
100s/50s 0/4 2/4 -/- 2/17
Top score 85 129 - 129
Balls bowled 8620 4541 24 13,004
Wickets 100 96 1 294
Bowling average 42.65 35.57 27.00 32.47
5 wickets in innings 3 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/62 5/21 1/27 5/21
Catches/stumpings 18/- 33/- 0/- 93/-
Source: CricketArchive, 28 August 2017

Nico "Nicky" Boje (/ˌbɔɪˈj/ boy-YAY; born 20 March 1973) is a former South African cricketer who played in 43 Tests, 115 One Day Internationals and single Twenty20 International for South Africa.

Boje was a member of Africa XI team for 2005 Afro-Asia Cup. He is the first cap of Twenty20 Internationals for South Africa as well.

He attended Grey College in Bloemfontein. He is currently coaching the Knights cricket team in the Free State, South Africa. His brother, Eduard Boje, also played first-class cricket.

Domestic career

Northamptonshire

Boje joined English side Northamptonshire CCC for the last few weeks of the 2007 season as a replacement overseas player for Johan Van der Wath. A few days later it was announced that he would be joining the breakaway Indian Cricket League. In 2008, the captain of Northamptonshire, David Sales, resigned and Boje took over the role as captain for Northamptonshire. In that season, he scored his highest ever First class cricket score of 226*. He signed a new one-year contract on 3 September 2009 which will see him lead the club through the 2010 season.[1]

International career

Boje's international career began in 1995 against Zimbabwe, and although he was in and out of the team due to injuries he established himself as South Africa's first choice spin bowler. Due to the amount of all-rounders in the South African team, Boje usually batted at eight or nine in the batting order, despite a first class batting average of 32 and both Test and ODI averages around 26, which was the highest for a regular number nine in Test cricket in the 2000s. However, despite the reasonably high average he never hit a Test century, although did make two ODI centuries against New Zealand in 2000–01.And also in that 6 match ODI series,he amassed 355 runs in 6 innings and broke the record for scoring the most number of runs in a 6 match bilateral ODI series[2]

In December 2006, Boje announced his retirement from international cricket, effective immediately. He finished his career with exactly 100 Test wickets, the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene in his final Test brought up his milestone.

International centuries

ODI centuries

One Day International centuries of Nicky Boje
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 105* 45  New Zealand South Africa Potchefstroom, South Africa Senwes Park 20 October 2000 NR
[2] 129 47  New Zealand South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 25 October 2000 Won

International record

Test 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/83 2  India M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore India 2000
2 5/62 5  Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground Colombo Sri Lanka 2000
3 5/88 24  Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium Galle Sri Lanka 2004

ODI 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/21 75  Australia Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town South Africa 2002

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 20 August 2000 28* (22 balls: 2x6) ; 10-0-29-2  South Africa won by 8 runs.[3]
2 Pakistan Kallang Ground, Kallang 27 August 2000 54 (48 balls: 6x4, 1x6) ; 4-0-24-1, 1 ct.  South Africa won by 93 runs (D/L).[4]
3 New Zealand Willowmoore Park, Benoni 22 October 2000 5-1-18-0 ; 64 (83 balls: 6x4, 1x6)  South Africa won by 6 wickets.[5]
4 New Zealand SuperSport Park, Centurion 25 October 2000 129 (114 balls: 13x4, 1x6) ; 1-0-2-1, 1 Ct.  South Africa won by 115 runs (D/L).[6]

References

  1. ^ Northants skipper pens new deal BBC Sport
  2. ^ "HowSTAT! ODI Cricket – Most Runs in Series". www.howstat.com. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  3. ^ "2000-2001 Australia v South Africa - 3rd Match - Melbourne". 
  4. ^ "2000-2001 Godrej Singapore Challenge - Final - Pakistan v South Africa - Singapore". 
  5. ^ "2000-2001 South Africa v New Zealand - 2nd Match - Benoni". 
  6. ^ "2000-2001 South Africa v New Zealand - 2nd Match - Benoni". 

External links

  • Cricinfo Profile
  • Cricket Archive Stats
  • Northants Cricket Page
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