Rudie van Vuuren

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Rudie van Vuuren
Rudie, Marlice & Zacheo van Vuuren.jpg
Rudie van Vuuren, wife Marlice and son, Zacheo
Personal information
Full nameRudolf Janse van Vuuren
Born (1972-09-20) 20 September 1972 (age 46)
Windhoek, South West Africa
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 13)16 February 2003 v Pakistan
Last ODI3 March 2003 v Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition ODI LA
Matches 5 21
Runs scored 26 60
Batting average 8.66 8.57
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 14 14*
Balls bowled 300 1,038
Wickets 8 28
Bowling average 37.25 30.14
5 wickets in innings 1 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/43 5/43
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 June 2017

Rudolf Jansen van Vuuren (born 20 September 1972 in Windhoek, Namibia) is a Namibian physician, conservationist and former sportsman.

Rudie van Vuuren married Namibian conservationist Marlice van Vuuren in December 2000. Together, they run N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, he is the personal physician of the President of Namibia, Dr Hage Geingob.

Sport[edit]

van Vuuren is best known for representing his country in both the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup; as a result he became the first and only man to compete in two sport codes, cricket and rugby union in World Cups in the same year.[1] He is the only Namibian to have taken five wickets in a One Day International, which he did against England.[2]

Conservation achievements[edit]

In 2005, Marlice and Rudie together with their long time friend Chris Heunis bought the farm Ovuuyo, 42 km outside of Windhoek where they started a conservation tourism organinisation and gave it the name N/a’an ku sê (Naankuse) which means God will protect us. N/'an ku sê has strong ties with Angelina Jolie and her family, specifically with her daughter Shiloh who was born in Namibia, N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary opened in 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The ten greatest sporting all-rounders – Guardian Unlimited
  2. ^ "Records / Namibia / One-Day Internationals / Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Brangelina cash to help sanctuary". Daily Express. 2 January 2011.

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