Top SA Cricket Record Holders and The Schools They Came From

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 10:58

SA have always produced a rich crop of cricket talent for many years, but it has only been in the last two decades that the country has been allowed to compete at an international stage and showcase stars. HSSM looks at the record books of our short international career to see who are the leading run makers and wicket takers in South African cricket history, and which schools produce SA’s finest talent. The stats compiled cover both the ODI and test cricket form of the game and show how SA top cricketers compare to the rest of the ICC countries.

SA Batting Test Records

SA Ranking Int Ranking Players Years Mtchs R HS 100's 50's Avg School
1st 4th Jacques Kallis 1995-2013 162 13128 224 44 58 56.10 Wynberg
2nd 16th Greame Smith 2002-2013 110 8753 277 26 37 48.62 KES
3rd 35th Gary Kirsten 1993-2004 101 7289 275 21 34 45.27 Rondebosch
4th 52nd AB de Villiers 2004-2013 85 6364 278* 16 32 50.50 Affies
5th 57th Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2008 90 6167 228 14 26 41.95 Bishops
6th 64th Hashim Amla 2004-2013 70 5785 311* 19 27 52.11 DHS
7th 71st Mark Boucher 1997-2012 147 5515 125 5 35 30.30 Selborne College

Highest SA Test Partnership

Players Opposition Date Partnership Int Ranking
Jacques Rudolph/Boeta Dippenaar Bangladesh 24 April 2003 429* 9th

SA Batting ODI Records

SA Ranking Int Ranking Players Years Mtchs R HS 100's 50's Avg School
1st 5th Jacques Kallis 1996-2012 321 11498 139 17 85 45.26 Wynberg
2nd 23rd Herschelle Gibbs 1996-2010 248 8094 175 21 37 36.13 Bishops
3rd 36th Greame Smith 2002-2013 189 6887 141 10 47 39.13 KES
4th 37th Gary Kirsten 1993-2003 185 6798 188* 13 45 40.95 Rondebosch
5th 47th Jonty Rhodes 1992-2003 245 5935 121 2 33 35.11 Maritzburg College
6th 51st Hansie Cronje 1992-2000 188 5565 112 2 39 38.64 Grey College
7th 58th AB de Villiers 2005-2013 133 5175 146 13 29 48.82 Affies

Highest SA ODI Partnership

Players Opposition Date Partnership Int Ranking
Gary Kirsten/Herschelle Gibbs India 9 March 2000 235 8th

 

 

 

 

 

SA Bowling Test Records

SA Ranking Int Ranking Player Year Mtchs B R Eco BBM Wkts School
1st 8th Shaun Pollock 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 2.39 10/147 421 Northwood
2nd 12th Makhaya Ntini 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 3.23 13/132 390 Dale College
3rd 20th Dale Styen 2004-2013 65 13666 7523 3.30 11/60 332 Hans Merensky High
4th 21st Allan Donald 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 2.83 12/139 330 THS Bloemfontein
5th 30th Jacques Kallis 1995-2013 162 19842 9341 2.82 9/92 288 Wynberg

Best Bowling Figures In A Test Match

Player Overs Mdns Runs Eco Wkts Opposition Date Int Ranking
Makhaya Ntini 47.5 10 132 2.75 13 West Indies 8 April 2005 35th

SA Bowling ODI Records

SA Rankings Int Ranking Player Year Mtchs B R Eco BBM Wkts School
1st 5th Shaun Pollock 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 3.67 6/35 393 Northwood
2nd 17th Allan Donald 1991-2003 164 8561 5926 4.15 6/23 272 THS Bloemfontein
3rd 18th Jacques Kallis 1996-2012 321 10636 8558 4.82 5/30 270 Wynberg
4th 20th Makhaya Ntini 1998-2009 173 8687 6559 4.53 6/22 266 Dale College
5th 38th Lance Klusener 1996-2004 171 7336 5751 4.70 6/49 192 DHS
6th 88th Hansie Cronje 1992-2000 188 5357 3966 4.44 5/32 114 Grey College
7th 99th Andre Nel 2001-2008 79 3801 2935 4.63 5/45 106 EG Jansen
8th 105th Morne Morkel 2007-2013 59 2904 2380 4.91 5/38 102 Vereeniging
9th 107th Carl Langeveldt 2001-2010 72 3489 2962 5.09 5/39 100 Luckhoff Secondary
10th - Dale Styen 2004-2013 68 3345 2797 5.01 5/50 96 Hans Merensky High

Best Bowling Figures In A ODI Inning

Player Overs Mdns Runs Eco Wkts Opposition Date Int Ranking
Makhaya Ntini 9.3 4 22 2.31 6 Australia 3 March 2006 21th

Comments

Submitted by sally du plessis (not verified) on

AB de Villiers was at Affies and not Selbourne and Herschel Gibbs at Bishops not Rondebosch.

Submitted by Feroz Shaik (not verified) on

Good day. It is very misleading when you give your readers the wrong information. The article states " but it has only been in the last two decades that the country has been allowed to compete at an international stage" .

For your information , SA competed internationally until 1970 before we were banned from competing on the international stage. After the fall of apartheid, we were then re-admitted to the international stage. Our international career is therefore not short as you state but began again.

This could be absolutely misleading to anyone who does not know the proper history of SA sport.

Regards
Feroz Shaik

Submitted by Sazi Luke on

Thanks for the correction Feroz., international cricket in South Africa started in 1888 when England toured SA, and thus South Africa became the third test nation in the world. And it was only in 1970 that we were banned from international cricket because of the inhuman apartheid laws, as you correctly stated. Good to know we have very clued up readers on our site ready to correct us when we make erase;)

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