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Sam Rainbird

Sam Rainbird
Personal information
Full name
Samuel Leigh Rainbird
Born (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 31)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
NicknameDrought Fish
Height183[1] cm (6 ft 0 in)
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
2012/13–Tasmania (squad no. 43)
2015/16–2016/17Hobart Hurricanes (squad no. 43)
2018/19Sydney Thunder (squad no. 43)
2020/21–Melbourne Stars (squad no. 43)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 55 26 24
Runs scored 896 85 34
Batting average 14.22 8.50 4.85
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/0
Top score 59 21 15
Balls bowled 9,998 1,223 451
Wickets 168 29 17
Bowling average 32.31 39.17 39.35
5 wickets in innings 4 1 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 8/21 5/29 3/37
Catches/stumpings 16/– 7/– 8/–
Source: CricInfo, 24 March 2022

Samuel Leigh Rainbird (born 5 June 1992) is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler, and currently plays for Tasmania and the Melbourne Stars.

Before his first contract with Tasmania in 2011, Rainbird played Australian Rules Football for the Clarence Football Club in the Tasmanian Football League.[2][3] He was born in Hobart and was educated at MacKillop College and Guilford Young College.[1]

In March 2022, during the 2021–22 Sheffield Shield season, Rainbird took eight wickets for 21 runs against Queensland, recording the best bowling figures for Tasmania in a first-class match.[4] Rainbird then took a five-wicket haul in the second innings of the match, to give him the best match figures for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield with 13 for 42.[5]


  1. ^ a b Sam Rainbird, CricInfo. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  2. ^ Queensland sign batsman Peter Forrest, CricInfo, 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  3. ^ Grand Final Record 2010, AFL Tasmania, 2010, p.29. Retrieved at the Wayback Machine 2021-10-10.
  4. ^ "Rainbird rips through Bulls, breaks 164-year-old record". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Rainbird's record 13-wicket haul helps Tasmania hammer Queensland". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
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