David Wiese's Top Five Best Performances

David Wiese has left an indelible mark on Sussex cricket, contributing with both bat and ball in a career filled with remarkable moments. As we celebrate his achievements, we look closer at five of his finest performances in a Sussex shirt. Known affectionately as "Spanish Dave" by his teammates due to his luscious locks, Wiese's journey with Sussex has been nothing short of spectacular.

Sussex Sharks vs. Somerset, Vitality Blast Semi-Final, Edgbaston, 15th September 2018

In the high-stakes 2018 Vitality Blast semi-final, Wiese demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure. Luke Wright was in fine form at the top of the order, but the Sharks struggled to find support. David Wiese’s explosive innings of 52 from 29 balls, including a colossal straight six, transformed the game. His partnership with Luke Wright yielded 120 runs for the fourth wicket in less than ten overs, helping Sussex reach 202 for 8. Somerset could only manage 35 runs short, securing the Sharks' spot in the final.

Sussex Sharks vs. Somerset, NatWest T20 Blast, The 1st Central County Ground, 1st June 2016

David Wiese’s debut match for the Sharks in 2016 was nothing short of sensational. A massive 156-run opening stand between Chris Nash and Luke Wright set the stage for Sussex to post an imposing total of 222 for 3. When Somerset came to bat, David Wiese showcased his brilliance with the ball, taking four wickets. His impressive performance caught the attention of Sussex management, leading to his signing as a Kolpak player the following season.

Essex Eagles vs. Sussex Sharks, Vitality Blast, The Cloudfm County Ground, 4th July 2018

In the opening game of the 2018 Vitality Blast, David Wiese stole the spotlight with a stunning five-wicket haul. After helping Sussex post a total of 181-6 with an unbeaten 23, he turned the game around with the ball. Wiese dismissed key opposition batsmen, including Tom Westley, Ryan Ten Doeschate, and Ashar Zaidi. His fiery spell culminated in figures of 5-24, securing a commanding 36-run victory for Sussex.

Hampshire vs. Sussex Sharks, Royal London One-Day Cup, The Ageas Bowl, 2nd May 2019

In a memorable encounter against reigning One-Day Cup champions Hampshire, David Wiese etched his name in Sussex folklore. Facing a daunting target of 356, Wiese and the skipper put on a club-record partnership of 232 for the sixth wicket. Wiese's blistering 171 off just 141 balls, featuring 14 fours and nine sixes, showcased his sheer power and incredible hitting ability. Despite being caught in the deep while going for another big shot, this remarkable knock remains the highest score in Sharks' history.

Warwickshire vs. Sussex, Specsavers County Championship, Edgbaston, 16th April 2018

Wiese's maiden first-class century for Sussex was a thrilling display of his batting prowess. The South African all-rounder scored 106 off just 105 balls, including 74 runs from boundaries. David Wiese’s century before lunch was a testament to his aggressive yet calculated approach. This remarkable performance followed his figures of 4-56 in Warwickshire's second innings, making it a memorable all-round display.

David Wiese's records in Sussex cricket have been nothing short of exceptional. His ability to rise to the occasion in crucial matches and consistently deliver match-winning performances has endeared him to Sussex fans. As we celebrate his remarkable career, these five standout moments serve as a testament to his greatness on the cricket field.

Can you highlight a notable performance by David Wiese with both bat and ball?
One of the remarkable performances by David Wiese was in the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl in 2019. 
When did David Wiese score his maiden first-class century for Sussex, and what was special about it?
David Wiese scored his maiden first-class century for Sussex in a Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on 16 April 2018. What made this century remarkable was his aggressive yet calculated approach, scoring 106 off just 105 balls, including 74 runs from boundaries.