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Ken MacLeay

Ken MacLeay
Cricket information
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 74)31 January 1983 v New Zealand
Last ODI26 January 1987 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1981/82–1991/92Western Australia
1991–1992Somerset
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 16 129 100
Runs scored 139 3750 929
Batting average 12.63 26.97 17.20
100s/50s 0/0 3/19 3/19
Top score 41 114* 43
Balls bowled 857 22122 4759
Wickets 15 300 116
Bowling average 41.73 30.26 26.10
5 wickets in innings 1 6 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/39 6/93 6/39
Catches/stumpings 2/– 79/– 28/–
Source: CricInfo, 8 June 2007

Kenneth Hervey MacLeay (born 2 April 1959) is a former English-born Australian cricketer.

He was an all-rounder who played 16 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1983 and 1987. MacLeay played in the 1983 Cricket World Cup in England taking 6 for 39 against India.

MacLeay played in 129 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1981 and 1991. He was a regular in a strong WA side appearing in Sheffield Shield final winning team four times. MacLeay also played county cricket in England for Somerset in 1991 and 1992.

In 2001, MacLeay was named as a life member of the WACA Ground in Perth for his contributions to cricket.

Career

In 1982–83 MacLeay leapt to attention when he took 5–7 off 21 balls for WA against Victoria.[1]

International career

He made his one-day debut for Australia in 1982–83 against New Zealand, taking 1–39 and scoring 3.[2] His next game was in the second final; Macleay scored 10 and took 1–56.[3]

In March 1983 he starred for Australian in a special one-off one day match against New Zealand to raise funds to the bushfire victims. MacLeay took 1–42 with the ball and top scored in Australia's (unsuccessful) run chase, with 41 off 37 balls.[4][5]

He was initially overlooked for selection on the 1983 World Cup[6] but was later called up as a replacement.

He played the West Indies, taking 1–31 and scoring 1.[7] He was kept in the side to play India, only making 4 with the bat but taking 6–39 with the ball.[8] His returns against Zimbabwe were 9 and 0–45.[9] In the second match against India he took 1–48 and scored 5.[10]

Australia tried him in the one day team in 1983–84. In a game against Pakistan he went for 0–39.[11] Against the West Indies his figures were 0–47 and 15.[12] MacLeay was then dropped.

In 1986–87 he scored 114 against NSW.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Macleay adds to Victoria's rout". The Canberra Times. Vol. 57, no. 17, 200. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 October 1982. p. 27. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Full Scorecard of New Zealand vs Australia 13th Match 1982/83 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  3. ^ "Full Scorecard of Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Final 1982/83 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  4. ^ "Full Scorecard of New Zealand vs Australia Only ODI 1982/83 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  5. ^ "CRICKET NZ avenges Cup defeat". The Canberra Times. Vol. 57, no. 17, 337. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 18 March 1983. p. 20. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Trevor Chappell only surprise for Cup". The Canberra Times. Vol. 57, no. 17, 386. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 6 May 1983. p. 22. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Full Scorecard of West Indies vs Australia 7th Match 1983 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  8. ^ "Full Scorecard of Australia vs India 11th Match 1983 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  9. ^ "Full Scorecard of Australia vs Zimbabwe 16th Match 1983 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  10. ^ "Full Scorecard of India vs Australia 23rd Match 1983 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  11. ^ "Full Scorecard of Pakistan vs Australia 5th Match 1983/84 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  12. ^ "Full Scorecard of West Indies vs Australia 6th Match 1983/84 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  13. ^ "Unbeaten MacLeay superb for WA". The Canberra Times. Vol. 61, no. 18, 657. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 October 1986. p. 24. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.


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