Mark GREATBATCH

Mark Greatbatch - New Zealand - Test Profile 1988-96

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 07 May 1990

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    • POSITION
      Left Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 11 December 1963
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Auckland, New Zealand
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • New Zealand
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Mark GREATBATCH - New Zealand - Test Profile 1988-96

 

Batting and fielding averages
                Mat    Inns    NO    Runs    HS       Ave       BF      SR       100    50    4s    6s    Ct    St
Tests          41     71        5    2021    146*    30.62    4946    40.86    3    10    227    10    27    0
ODIs          84     83        5    2206    111      28.28    3099    71.18    2    13    177    38    35    0
1st. class 170    292    31    9890    202*    37.89                              24    43                   144    0
List A         175    168    12    4678    111      29.98                              2    34                    82    0    

 

Bowling averages
                   Mat  Inns    Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI    BBM    Ave       Econ    SR    4w    5w    10
Tests            41    1          6          0          0        -        -    -                   0.00    -         0    0    0
ODIs            84    1          6          5          0         -        -    -                  5.00    -         0    0    0
1st. class    170           171       149        1        1/23        149.00       5.22    171.   0     0    0
List A         175              13          19         0         -    -    -                       8.76    -        0    0    0

 

Mark Greatbatch, the sturdy left-handed bat, made his biggest mark as a big-hitting opening bat in the 1992 World Cup, but in Test matches he was often involved in rearguard actions. The greatest was the two-day affair at Perth in 1989-90, when he staved off what looked a certain Australian victory, scoring 146 not out and taking part in an epic stand with Jeff Crowe. Greatbatch made his Test debut against England at Auckland in 1987-88, scoring 107 not out in the second innings. He followed that with 68 in the Wellington Test. On tour in India in 1988-89 he made 90 not out in Hyderabad, then made 76 against Pakistan in Auckland later that season. He had a modest tour of England in 1990, scoring 47 at Lord's and 45 at Edgbaston. That was followed by 65 against Sri Lanka at Auckland in 1990-91. On tour in Zimbabwe in 1992-93 he made 87 and 88 in Bulawayo, but his form declined after his World Cup successes and, despite scoring 133 against Pakistan in Hamilton in 1992-93 he eventually fell foul of the wholesale changes when coach Glenn Turner brought in Lee Germon as captain. Ironically, considering the major role he played in New Zealand's run to the 1992 World Cup semi-final, he could not make the team for their first two matches. After scoring 68 against South Africa in Auckland he made 63 against West Indies on the same ground and 73 against Dunedin, mangling the new ball bowlers with devastating leg-side hitting. (Bob Harragan)