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Michael Mason      

Full name Michael James Mason

Born August 27, 1974, Carterton, Wairarapa

Current age 40 years 34 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, New Zealand A

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Michael James Mason
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 3 3 1.50 33 9.09 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 26 7 4 24 13* 8.00 45 53.33 0 0 3 0 4 0
T20Is 3 1 0 2 2 2.00 2 100.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 91 118 35 1341 65 16.15 0 2 18 0
List A 134 65 31 349 41* 10.26 0 0 29 0
Twenty20 51 16 8 55 10* 6.87 47 117.02 0 0 5 2 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 132 105 0 - - - 4.77 - 0 0 0
ODIs 26 25 1179 1024 31 4/24 4/24 33.03 5.21 38.0 1 0 0
T20Is 3 3 54 65 2 1/18 1/18 32.50 7.22 27.0 0 0 0
First-class 91 17074 7246 288 6/20 25.15 2.54 59.2 13 1
List A 134 6331 4782 180 6/25 6/25 26.56 4.53 35.1 5 1 0
Twenty20 51 51 1142 1396 59 4/23 4/23 23.66 7.33 19.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 26-30, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Nov 29, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Mar 9, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 13, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Central Districts v Otago at Lincoln, Nov 14-16, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Central Districts v Auckland at New Plymouth, Feb 12, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Jan 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Central Districts v Wellington at New Plymouth, Jan 18, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/52, 41* Central D v Auckland New Plymouth 12 Feb 2012 LA
2/22 Central D v Auckland New Plymouth 5 Feb 2012 LA
2/31 Central D v Auckland New Plymouth 1 Feb 2012 LA
1/47 Central D v Canterbury Rangiora 29 Jan 2012 LA
- Central D v Otago Invercargill 26 Jan 2012 LA
1/37 Central D v Wellington New Plymouth 18 Jan 2012 T20
1/37 Central D v Northern D Napier 14 Jan 2012 T20
0/13 Central D v Auckland Auckland 12 Jan 2012 T20
0/45 Central D v Canterbury Rangiora 8 Jan 2012 T20
10*, 0/25 Central D v Northern D Mt Maunganui 5 Jan 2012 T20
Profile

Michael Mason earned his place in the New Zealand side the old fashioned way - by sheer hard work. Mason hails from Mangatainoka, not one of the more prolific development centres of New Zealand cricket, but he brings long-valued work ethics associated with many country bowlers before him, including Ewen Chatfield, Harry Cave, Richard Collinge and Lance Cairns. Like them, Mason is a solid and reliable performer; a workhorse to whom no task is too great. Mason has been dogged by injuries, but has kept lining up for more, and selection has been his reward. Making the next step is a well-timed challenge in his career. He was once described by John Bracewell as "the best line-and-length bowler in the country" and when he finally strung a few ODIs together, against Sri Lanka in 2006-07, he showed glimpses of that skill. His 4 for 24 in a Man-of-the-Match performance at Christchurch was the highlight and despite managing only one game in the tri-series in Australia, Mason was chosen in the 15-man World Cup squad. In the Caribbean Mason was used five times and claimed three wickets, but thereafter his appearances were sporadic. He played against Australia in March 2010 after a gap of nearly two years, but he continues to be a consistent performer for Central Districts.
Lynn McConnell

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Sep 22, 2010

Michael Mason provided the initial breakthrough, Central Districts v Wayamba, Champions League Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, September 22, 2010

Michael Mason provided the initial breakthrough

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Jun 18, 2008

Michael Mason celebrates the wicket of Kevin Pietersen, England v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston, June 18, 2008

Michael Mason celebrates the wicket of Kevin Pietersen

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Feb 12, 2008

Michael Mason traps Kevin Pietersen lbw for 29, New Zealand v England, 2nd ODI, Hamilton, February 12, 2008

Michael Mason traps Kevin Pietersen lbw for 29

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Country Fixtures Country Results
20th Match, Group B: Tridents v Northern D at Bangalore
Sep 30, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
1st ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 21, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT)
Northern D v Auckland at Whangarei
Oct 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 24, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch
Oct 25-28, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
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