Birth date 4 Jan 1980 (39 years)
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Position All Rounder
Team history
Cape Cobras 2008 - 2017
Highveld Lions cricket team 2004 - 2007
Boland cricket team 1997 - 2003

Justin Ontong is a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler who plays for the South Africa cricket team. The other teams he plays for are Lions, Boland and Africa XI.

Ontong debuted in One day Internationals on 28th April 2001 at Kingston against West Indies. In this match, he batted at the No. 9 position and scored 11 runs in 12 deliveries and was caught by Powell off the bowling of Hooper. He bowled 5 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 23 runs and could not take a wicket. West Indies won this match by 3 wickets. Ontong played his first Test match on 2nd January 2002 at Sydney against Australia. In the 1st innings, he bowled 2 overs, none of which were maiden, conceded 10 runs without taking any wicket. He scored 9 runs in 44 deliveries and was leg before wicket to Warne. In the 2nd innings, he scored 32 runs in 48 deliveries and was leg before wicket to Warne. He did not get a chance to bowl in the 2nd innings. Australia won this match by 10 wickets.

Career Highlights

Ontong has played in 2 Test matches in which he has scored 57 runs at a batting average of 19 and strike rate of 36.77. His highest score has been 32 and he has taken 1 catch. He has bowled 185 deliveries and has conceded 133 runs while taking 1 wicket. His bowling average has been 133 and economy rate 4.31. Ontong has played in 26 One day Internationals and has scored 167 runs at a batting average of 11.92 and strike rate 67.33. His highest score has been 32 and he has taken 13 catches. He has bowled 538 deliveries and has given away 396 runs while taking 9 wickets. His bowling average has been 44 and economy rate 4.41.