Dane van Niekerk
- South Africa national women's cricket team 2009 - present
Dane van Niekerk is a South African cricket player borin in 1993 in Pretoria, South Africa. She is a right handed batsman and a leg spinner. She has represented teams like South Africa Women, Northerns Women and Highveld Women.
Dane van Niekerk debuted in ODI at Newcastle (No. 1 Sports Ground) on 8th March 2009 and the opponent was West Indies Women. She was allocated the No. 8 batting spot where she faced 5 deliveries and scored 1 run. In the 7 overs that she bowled, 1 was maiden, 24 runs were conceded and 1 dismissal was made. West Indies Women won this match by 2 wickets with 8 deliveries remaining.
On 14th March 2009 at Sydney (North Sydney Oval No. 2), South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women clashed against each other. In this match, van Niekerk took 3 wickets, while conceding 11 runs in 8 overs, out of which 2 were maidens. She was made the No. 8 batsman, but there was no need for her to bat because South Africa Women won this match by 9 wickets with 129 deliveries to spare,
Dane van Niekerk has appeared in 10 ODIs and in these has bowled 492 deliveries and conceded 225 runs while picking 20 wickets. Her bowling average was 11.25, economy rate was 2.74 and bowling strike rate was 24.6. She scored 16 runs in total 10 matches at a strike rate of 35.55.
Of 12 Twenty20 matches that she has played, she made 35 runs of an average of 8 and a strike rate of 55.55. She made 207 deliveries of 215 runs, at an average of 26.87 and a strike rate of 25.8.