Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

Born December 11, 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Current age 28 years 202 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Hampshire, Melbourne Stars, New South Wales Under-23s, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Jackson Munro Bird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 3 7 6* 7.00 53 13.20 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 33 38 18 191 26 9.55 508 37.59 0 0 26 3 14 0
List A 7 2 1 7 5* 7.00 4 175.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Twenty20 26 3 1 3 3 1.50 5 60.00 0 0 0 0 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 633 303 13 4/41 7/117 23.30 2.87 48.6 1 0 0
First-class 33 59 6307 3198 140 6/25 11/95 22.84 3.04 45.0 8 7 2
List A 7 7 382 277 8 3/39 3/39 34.62 4.35 47.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 26 26 555 693 30 4/31 4/31 23.10 7.49 18.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 9-12, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Jun 21-23, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Western Australia at Burnie, Dec 1, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's, Jun 18, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/75, 11, 0, 0/27 Hampshire v Somerset Southampton 21 Jun 2015 FC
2/41 Hampshire v Middlesex Lord's 18 Jun 2015 T20
3/69, 6*, 2/72 Hampshire v Sussex Hove 7 Jun 2015 FC
0/26 Hampshire v Middlesex Southampton 4 Jun 2015 T20
1/12, 1/34 Hants 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Wimbledon 1 Jun 2015 Other
1/21 Hants 2nd XI v MCC YC Southampton 26 May 2015 Other T20
1/37 Hants 2nd XI v MCC YC Southampton 26 May 2015 Other T20
1/78, 26, 0/46, 0* Tasmania v Victoria Alice Springs 13 Mar 2015 FC
20*, 2/45, 1*, 0/9 Tasmania v NSW Sydney 5 Mar 2015 FC
0, 4/80, 1/46 Tasmania v South Aust Adelaide 24 Feb 2015 FC
Profile

A fast bowler who moved from New South Wales to Tasmania in order to break in to first-class cricket, Jackson Bird quickly rewarded the Tigers with a remarkable debut season in 2011-12. He collected 53 Sheffield Shield wickets at an average of 16.00, topping the tournament tally, and he was a key factor in Tasmania reaching the final. Bird was also named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, making his decision to move south from the Manly-Warringah club in Sydney's grade competition to Tasmania appear a brilliant one. Bird does not bowl at express pace but he constantly attacks the stumps, and this accuracy combined with just enough swing and seam movement has made him a very dangerous proposition at Shield level. Bird earned an Australia A call-up for the 2012 tour of England and won a promotion to the national squad for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka later the same year after starting the 2012-13 Shield season in excellent form again. Away from the game, Bird has studied a Bachelor of Business, specialising in marketing. His father keeps tabs on Bird's cricket career by watching live streaming of matches from Romania, where he works as a grip in the film industry.
Brydon Coverdale

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Jun 9, 2015

Jackson Bird took two wickets to help finish off the second innings, Sussex v Hampshire, County Championship, Division One, Hove, 3rd day, June 9, 2015

Jackson Bird took two wickets to help finish off the second innings

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Jan 3, 2015

Jackson Bird finished with 3-0-12-2, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2014-15, Melbourne, January 3, 2015

Jackson Bird finished with 3-0-12-2

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Feb 19, 2014

James Pattinson and Jackson Bird head to the nets, Port Elizabeth, February 19, 2014

James Pattinson and Jackson Bird head to the nets

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Results
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
West Aust v Queensland at Perth - Mar 14-17, 2013
Queensland won by 120 runs
Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart - Mar 14-17, 2013
Tasmania won by 111 runs
NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Mar 14-16, 2013
NSW won by 8 wickets
South Aust v West Aust at Adelaide - Mar 7-10, 2013
West Aust won by 1 wicket
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 7-10, 2013
Tasmania won by 163 runs
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