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Dillon du Preez (born 8 November 1981 in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province) is a South African cricketer. He currently plays for the Eagles (formerly Free State) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is a right-arm fast bowler and bats right-handed.

Dillon du Preez
Personal information
Full nameDillon du Preez
Born (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 37)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
2003–2017Free State / Eagles
2008Leicestershire County Cricket Club
2009Royal Challengers Bangalore
First-class debut2003/04 Free State v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition First-class LA Twenty-20
Matches 47 60 29
Runs scored 1,013 806 249
Batting average 16.88 35.04 17.78
100s/50s 1/3 1/2 0/0
Top score 122 107* 40*
Balls bowled 8,483 2,810 522
Wickets 164 65 24
Bowling average 23.25 35.18 26.50
5 wickets in innings 5 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 7/108 4/22 3/25
Catches/stumpings 9/– 9/– 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 3 May 2009

Playing careerEdit

Dillon du Preez made his debut for Free State in the 2003/04 season, appearing in a first class match against the touring West Indies national cricket team, with his first wicket being Shivnarine Chanderpaul and finishing with figures of 3 for 75.[1] His interest in cricket began after attending a cricketing academy managed by international cricketers Corrie van Zyl and Rudi Steyn.[1] During the 2007/08 season, du Preez led the Eagles to victory with 55 wickets.[1] In the 2008 English county season, du Preez played for Leicestershire.[1] In 2009, du Preez signed for the Bangalore Royal Challengers of the Indian Premier League, making his debut against the Mumbai Indians on 3 May 2009, taking two back-to-back wickets in his first over, including that of Sachin Tendulkar. In the same match, du Preez took his third IPL wicket (Jean-Paul Duminy).

Apart from being a talented and accurate fast bowler, he has often shown himself to be a capable batsman, having scored two first class centuries as well as scoring an unbeaten century in a List A match against Yorkshire, while playing for Leicestershire .[1][2] He was included in the Free State cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[3] In August 2017, he was named in Benoni Zalmi's squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[4] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dillion du Preez". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2008.
  2. ^ "du Preez ton in vain as Yorkshire win thriller". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ Free State Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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