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Spencer Johnson (cricketer)

Spencer Johnson
Personal information
Full name
Spencer Henry Johnson
Born (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 28)
Adelaide, South Australia
Height193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
BowlingLeft-arm fast
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 243)24 September 2023 v India
ODI shirt no.45
T20I debut (cap 105)30 August 2023 v South Africa
Last T20I3 September 2023 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.45
Domestic team information
2017/18–presentSouth Australia (squad no. 21)
2022/23–presentBrisbane Heat (squad no. 45)
2023Oval Invincibles (squad no. 21)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 2 4 7
Runs scored 0 8 18
Batting average 4.00 4.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 0* 6 9
Balls bowled 48 45 787 363
Wickets 0 2 20 6
Bowling average 31.00 23.15 58.50
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/33 7/47 2/41
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 3/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 January 2024

Spencer Henry Johnson (born 16 December 1995) is an Australian cricketer who plays domestically for South Australia.[1] A left-arm fast bowler, Johnson made his List A debut on 12 October 2017 for South Australia against Victoria.[2] He made his First class debut on 20 February 2023 for South Australia in the 2022–23 Sheffield Shield season tournament.[3][4]

Domestic career

Johnson made his List A debut in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup playing for South Australia in the 15th match against Victoria. He did not bat, but he bowled 10 overs and took one wicket for 72 runs. South Australia won the match by 11 runs.[2] Despite being delisted by South Australia ahead of the 2020/21 season, Johnson returned to the squad for the 2020-21 Marsh One-Day Cup after impressive performances in South Australian Premier Cricket.[5]

Johnson was named in the Adelaide Strikers squad ahead of the 2020-21 Big Bash League season, however did not feature in the tournament.[6] Johnson would eventually make his BBL debut in the 2022–23 season on 11 January 2023, for the Brisbane Heat.[7] He played ten matches in the season, including the final, and gained a reputation as a reliable death bowler.[8] Johnson would later on win the final for the 2023-2024 Big Bash League season.

In his first-class debut, Johnson picked up figures of 6/87 against Victoria, which he bettered in his next match against Queensland with 7/47.[9]

On 10 August 2023, Johnson made his debut for Oval Invincibles, a team in the English competition The Hundred. On debut, Johnson impressed with figures of 3/1 off 20 balls against Manchester Originals.[10]

International career

In March 2023, Johnson was named in an Australia A squad to tour New Zealand in the lead up to the 2023 Ashes series.[11] Johnson played the first match of the tour in Lincoln, taking 4/53 in the first innings.[12]

In August of the same year, Johnson was selected in a 14-player squad for Australia's T20I series against South Africa.[13] He made his international debut in the first match, taking 2/33 in a 111-run win.[14]

In February 2024, he was selected in Australia's squad for the T20 series against West Indies.[15] In the second match of the series, he took 2 wickets for 39 runs.[16]


  1. ^ "Spencer Johnson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "15th match, JLT One-Day Cup at Sydney, Oct 12 2017". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2022–23 Sheffield Shield season, 22nd Match at Melbourne, 20–23 February 2023". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Spencer Johnson confirmed for T20I debuts against South Africa". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  5. ^ "Marsh Cup, Sheffield Shield squads named for home NSW showdown". SACA. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Strikers Sign Exciting Duo". Adelaide Strikers. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  7. ^ "37th Match (N), Brisbane, January 11, 2023, Big Bash League (Aaron Hardie 65*, Josh Inglis 67*, Spencer Johnson 0/22) - RESULT, BH vs PS, 37th Match, live score, 2023". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  8. ^ Schonafinger, Josh (25 January 2023). "Heat's 'Magic' Johnson finds new life as death bowler". Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  9. ^ "SOA vs QLD, Sheffield Shield 2022/23, 26th Match at Brisbane". Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  10. ^ Schout, David (10 August 2023). "'Special' Johnson returns record figures in Hundred debut". Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  11. ^ Malcolm, Alex (9 March 2023). "Spencer Johnson on Ashes radar after being named in Australia A squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  12. ^ "AUS-A vs NZ-A, Australia A in New Zealand 2023, 1st Unofficial Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  13. ^ McGlashan, Andrew (7 August 2023). "Mitchell Marsh named Australia's T20 captain for South Africa; uncapped trio earn call-ups". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  14. ^ "SA vs AUS, Australia tour of South Africa 2023/24, 1st T20I at Durban, August 30, 2023 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2023.
  15. ^ ICC (12 February 2024). "Exciting Australian prospects in line for T20I debut against West Indies". Retrieved 12 February 2024.
  16. ^ "AUS vs WI, West Indies in Australia 2023/24, 2nd T20I at Adelaide, February 11, 2024 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2024.
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