Steve O'Keefe      

Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

Born December 9, 1984, Malaysia

Current age 29 years 281 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers

Nickname Sock

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 1.75 m

Education Hobartville Primary; Richmond High

Stephen Norman John O'Keefe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 7 5 0 32 22 6.40 26 123.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 41 58 12 1280 91 27.82 2659 48.13 0 6 124 17 20 0
List A 41 31 8 525 70* 22.82 645 81.39 0 1 28 17 19 0
Twenty20 46 31 6 387 50 15.48 351 110.25 0 1 43 6 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 7 7 114 149 6 3/29 3/29 24.83 7.84 19.0 0 0 0
First-class 41 73 7493 3165 128 7/35 11/159 24.72 2.53 58.5 8 3 1
List A 41 40 1698 1398 21 3/65 3/65 66.57 4.93 80.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 46 44 782 930 31 3/20 3/20 30.00 7.13 25.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 6, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 18-20, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Australia A v South Africa A at Townsville, Aug 14-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v New South Wales at Sydney, Oct 22, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/75 Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 14 Aug 2014 FC
41, 1/19 NSW v Western Aust Canberra 21 Mar 2014 FC
0/0, 11, 2/57, 31* NSW v Western Aust Canberra 11 Mar 2014 FC
5/89, 2, 6/70, 34 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 3 Mar 2014 FC
1/26, 11*, 2/43 NSW v Victoria Sydney 12 Feb 2014 FC
0/12 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 25 Jan 2014 T20
5*, 0/22 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 18 Jan 2014 T20
6*, 1/33 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 15 Jan 2014 T20
0/12, 10 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Sydney 10 Jan 2014 T20
1/18 Syd Sixers v Strikers Adelaide 5 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

Steve O'Keefe was one of the most unfortunate men in Australian cricket in the post-Shane Warne era. As a parade of 13 spinners were tried in the Test team, often with less-than-compelling first-class records, O'Keefe was left to toil away for New South Wales with far superior figures. However, his opportunity finally came when he was named in Australia's Test squad to play Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, following a summer in which he topped the Sheffield Shield wicket tally with 41 victims at 20.43. A left-arm orthodox bowler and solid lower-order batsman, O'Keefe could no longer be ignored; he had also been the leading Shield spinner in a pace-dominated 2012-13, with 24 wickets at 22.20. He had last represented Australia in late 2011 when he played the most recent of his seven Twenty20 internationals, a call-up having originally come against Pakistan in England in 2010.

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Mar 23, 2014

Steve O'Keefe in his delivery stride, Western Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, final, 3rd day, Canberra

Steve O'Keefe in his delivery stride

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Jan 25, 2014

Steve O'Keefe injured his hand during his third over, Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Sydney, January 25, 2013

Steve O'Keefe injured his hand during his third over

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Oct 22, 2013

Steve O'Keefe ends up on his backside, New South Wales v South Australia, Ryobi One-Day Cup, Sydney, October 22, 2013

Steve O'Keefe ends up on his backside

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Results
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
Western 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 Western Aust at Adelaide - Mar 7-10, 2013
Western Aust won by 1 wicket
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 7-10, 2013
Tasmania won by 163 runs
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