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John Parker (New Zealand cricketer)

John Parker
Parker in 2013
Personal information
Born (1951-02-21) 21 February 1951 (age 73)
Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
BowlingLegbreak googly
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 124)2 February 1973 v Pakistan
Last Test26 December 1980 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 17)31 March 1974 v Australia
Last ODI3 February 1981 v Australia
Domestic team information
1972/73–1983/84Northern Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 36 24 207 113
Runs scored 1,498 248 11,254 2,121
Batting average 24.55 12.40 34.84 21.64
100s/50s 3/5 0/1 21/53 1/9
Top score 121 66 195 107
Balls bowled 40 16 903 20
Wickets 1 1 14 1
Bowling average 24.00 10.00 48.64 12.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/24 1/10 3/26 1/10
Catches/stumpings 30/– 11/1 177/5 45/2
Source: Cricinfo, 10 April 2017

John Morton Parker (born 21 February 1951) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who played first-class cricket between 1971 and 1984.[1] He captained New Zealand in the third Test against Pakistan in 1976–77.

Parker played cricket in England when young, and helped Imran Khan at this time.[2] He was the youngest of three brothers to play first-class cricket, the other two being Kenneth and Murray Parker.[3]

He played 36 Test matches and 24 One Day International for New Zealand. Parker scored three Test hundreds and 21 first-class hundreds in a career that spanned 14 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Parker, CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 November 2023. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Kelly F (2016) Schoolboy Imran, The Cricket Monthly, CricInfo, August 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  3. ^ McCarron A (2010) New Zealand Cricketers 1863/64–2010, pp. 103–104. Cardiff: The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. ISBN 978 1 905138 98 2 (Available online at the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. Retrieved 5 June 2023.)
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John Parker (New Zealand cricketer)
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