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Justin Ontong, South Africa

Justin Ontong

Justin Ontong is a versatile cricketer, batting right-handed and bowling both leg-spin and off-spin. He was born in Cape Province, South Africa on 4th January 1980.

He toured West Indies with South Africa in 2001, where he made his his ODI debut, scoring 11 runs and putting in a stint bowling, allowing 23 runs in five overs and managing to assist in the dismissal of Ricardo Powell.

His latest ODI came in 2012 and although he has never managed to nail down a spot in the national team on a consistent basis, a highlight for Ontong would be his first-class career which has brought him well over 8,000 runs along with over 100 wickets.

Ontong has featured for South Africa A on a number of occasions since last playing international cricket, playing against New Zealand, Australia A, India A and most recently England Lions.

He was part of the Cape Cobras side that competed in the 2014/15 Champions League T20 and played in both Twenty20 Internationals against the West Indies earlier this year.

In the second match, he was named as captain, and South Africa went on to win by 96 runs to make it a day to remember for him.