Mark Cleary      

Full name Mark Francis Cleary

Born July 19, 1980, Moorabbin, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 33 years 273 days

Major teams Leicestershire, South Australia, Victoria, Wellington, Yorkshire

Nickname Ice

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 1.87 m

Mark Francis Cleary
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 52 77 14 1177 109* 18.68 1951 60.32 1 3 19 0
List A 80 56 19 565 70 15.27 774 72.99 0 1 18 0
Twenty20 24 12 2 82 24* 8.20 79 103.79 0 0 6 2 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 52 8658 4807 148 7/80 32.47 3.33 58.5 7 4 1
List A 80 3616 3095 95 4/55 4/55 32.57 5.13 38.0 1 0 0
Twenty20 24 24 499 671 26 3/11 3/11 25.80 8.06 19.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Feb 18-21, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Oct 30, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Dec 12, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/41 Victoria v NSW Sydney 30 Oct 2011 LA
0/23, 6* Victoria v Queensland Brisbane 9 Oct 2011 LA
2/57, 16 Netherlands v Worcs Worcester 21 Aug 2011 LA
1/57, 7 Netherlands v Sussex Amstelveen 30 Jul 2011 LA
1, 3/32 Victoria v Tasmania Melbourne 27 Feb 2011 LA
2/44 Victoria v NSW Melbourne 23 Feb 2011 LA
0/72, 4, 0/47 Victoria v NSW Melbourne 18 Feb 2011 FC
0/38, 6 Wellington v Northern D Wellington 12 Dec 2010 T20
1/11 Wellington v Central D Nelson 9 Dec 2010 T20
0/45, 4*, 0/44 Victoria v Queensland Melbourne 26 Nov 2010 FC
Profile

Mark Cleary's sharp pace catapulted him to Australia A selection in only his second first-class season, but since then he has struggled to maintain the high early standards and switched from South Australia to Victoria for the 2010-11 season. His move came after a season in which he played three Sheffield Shield games and six Twenty20s for the Redbacks. An aggressive allrounder, Cleary established himself on the state scene with 30 wickets in 2003-04 and he was picked to appear in two games against Zimbabwe. But the Australia A days were followed by some interruptions back at South Australia, where he had moved from Mildura a couple of years earlier. A back injury hampered him in 2004-05, when he added only eight Pura Cup wickets, and during the following off-season he nominated for the state transfer pool without receiving any interest. He backed up with seven dismissals in four games in 2005-06 as his lack of variety and the return of Jason Gillespie held him up. Despite a slow first-class campaign, he starred in the one-day arena and was crucial to South Australia's run to the final with an equal-competition-best collection of 16 wickets. There was also a spectacular maiden first-class century for Cleary, as he pounded 109 from 104 balls against Tasmania. In 2003 he attended the Academy and spent the next winter at Leicestershire, where he was part of the Twenty20-winning team in front of a full house at Edgbaston.
Cricinfo staff September 2010

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Jan 23, 2010

Mark Cleary is bowled by Andrew McDonald, South Australia v Victoria, Twenty20 Big Bash, Final, Adelaide, January 23, 2010

Mark Cleary is bowled by Andrew McDonald

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Feb 29, 2008

Mark Cleary slices one through the off side during his 57, South Australia v Queensland, Pura Cup, Adelaide Oval, February 29, 2008

Mark Cleary slices one through the off side during his 57

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Dec 28, 2006

Mark Cleary tries to smash a ball across the Yarra River at the launch of Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition, Melbourne, December 28, 2006

Mark Cleary tries to smash a ball across the Yarra River at the launch of Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition

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