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Christiaan Jonker

South Africa | Batsman

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Christiaan Jonker
Born24/09/1986
Country South Africa
Player Status Available
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Medium Pace
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsWarriors, Border, North West, South West Districts, Lions Squad, South African Emerging Players
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 2 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Christiaan Jonker (31) is an explosive batsman playing for the Warriors Franchise in South African domestic cricket. He has starred on the circuit, dominating each format in a career approaching 250 games over the past decade. Jonker boasts outstanding domestic numbers, averaging neigh on 40 in first-class and List A, then close to 30 in T20 cricket. Courtesy of his exploits, the Warriors star has represented the South African Emerging Players and remains in contention for higher honours.

Jonker has become a consistent performer across all formats in South Africa in recent years. In first-class cricket, he has enjoyed several notable seasons, where he's averaged 50 plus, namely 462 runs at 51.33 (2008/09), 999 runs at 52.57 (2011/12), 323 runs at 107.66 (2014/15) and 222 runs at 55.50 (2016/17). In white ball cricket, he has performed exceptionally well, averaging over 35 in each List A season since 2011/12 - 80.50 and 55.42 over the past two, in-particular. Last summer, he starred in the T20 competition for the Warriors hitting 294 runs at 98.

Jonker has also been prolific in league cricket and has shown a penchant for chalking up big scores. In 2006, he topped the Bristol and Somerset Division of the West of England Premier League hitting 988 runs at a Bradman-esque average of 99.80, including three hundreds (122*, 125, 154). He also captured 39 league wickets at 15.87 to finish sixth in the division wicket charts.

In 2008, he spent a successful summer in Northern Ireland for North West club Fox Lodge (629 runs at 48.38 and 22 wickets at 17.45). Two years on, in 2010 he played in the Norfolk Alliance Premier League for North Runcton belting a 119-ball 194 (18x4s, 13x6s) en-route to 567 runs at 51.55. He continued his merry way in 2011 for Birmingham Premier League side Walsall finishing inside the top five leading run-scorers (790 runs at 46.47), ahead of the likes of Douggie Brown and Wasim Jaffer. His tally included a best of 169 and he also took 23 wickets at 23.09 with his brisk medium pace for good measure.

He returned in 2012 to continue his run spree, racking up 560 runs at 56 helping his side to the Championship. In 2014, Jonker once again dominated league cricket - this time for Monton and Weaste, helping the club win the Championship division of the Central Lancashire League. He was one of the CLL stand-out's hitting 1,253 runs at 78.31 with a league best 222 alongside an averaging topping 32 wickets at 10.69. He returned to the club in 2016 for their inaugural Pennine League campaign and starred again, hitting 939 runs at 55.25.

Jonker has enjoyed tremendous success both home and abroad in recent years and is now eager to return to Northern shores once more in 2018. Given his performances, Jonker will definitely be one of the most sought after players on the market next summer.

 

Last Updated

05/02/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
ODI 2 2 0 31 25 15.5 - - - - -
T20I 2 2 0 57 49 28.5 - - - - -
First-class 71 117 8 4241 201* 38.9 1284 771 32 3-16 24.09
List A 99 92 15 2907 115* 37.75 482 498 13 3-13 38.3
Twenty20 102 95 21 1894 66* 25.59 66 100 3 1-6 33.33

Statistical record last updated 21st May, 2019
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Monton & Weaste (2016) 21 19 2 939 159* 55.24 50.1 201 6 2/39 33.50
Monton & Weaste (2014) 22 22 6 1253 222 78.31 129.2 342 32 6/15 10.69
Walsall (2012) 14 13 3 560 132* 56.00 28 88 4 2/10 22.00
Walsall (2011) 18 18 1 790 169 46.47 151 531 23 5/29 23.09
North Runcton (2010) 15 13 3 668 194* 66.80 66.4 224 9 2/6 24.89
Fox Lodge (2008) 14 14 1 629 131 48.38 97.1 384 22 7/35 17.45
Claverham (2006) 15 15 5 998 154 99.80 175 619 39 5/47 15.87