Martin Love      

Full name Martin Lloyd Love

Born March 30, 1974, Mundubbera, Queensland

Current age 40 years 120 days

Major teams Australia, Durham, Queensland

Nickname Orm

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 1.83 m

Education Mundubbera State; Mundubbera High; Toowoomba Grammar

Martin Lloyd Love
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 3 233 100* 46.60 476 48.94 1 1 17 0 7 0
First-class 214 374 34 16952 300* 49.85 45 78 268 0
List A 155 151 15 4545 127* 33.41 5 21 68 0
Twenty20 6 6 0 166 53 27.66 120 138.33 0 2 21 2 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 214 30 11 1 1/5 11.00 2.20 30.0 0 0
List A 155 12 7 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2002 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Bangladesh at Cairns, Jul 25-28, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Mar 13-17, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Northamptonshire v Essex at Northampton, Sep 25, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Jun 20, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Jul 18, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
41, 104* Queensland v Victoria Melbourne 13 Mar 2009 FC
23, 77 Queensland v Victoria Melbourne 5 Mar 2009 FC
219* Queensland v NSW Brisbane 26 Feb 2009 FC
4, 16 Queensland v South Aust Adelaide 13 Feb 2009 FC
96, 0 Queensland v Western Aust Brisbane 30 Jan 2009 FC
16, 7 Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 16 Dec 2008 FC
2, 50 Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 28 Nov 2008 FC
110 Queensland v NSW Sydney 21 Nov 2008 FC
54, 19 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 21 Oct 2008 FC
4, 0 Queensland v Tasmania Brisbane 10 Oct 2008 FC
Profile

Between his first-class debut for Queensland in the 1992-93 Sheffield Shield final at the age of 18 and retiring after the 2008-09 decider, Martin Love was the man for the big occasion and the lame pun. An upright, stately batsman with the mindset to bat for long periods, Love made a searing 146 when Queensland finally won their first Sheffield Shield - after 68 barren years - in 1994-95. Five seasons later he posted another century in the final, a six-hour 100 which secured a draw and with it the Pura Cup. Another two hundreds came in the deciders of 2004-05 and 2005-06, when he peeled off 169 to set up an easy win, to set a new national mark. In 2002 he scored 251 for Durham - a county record - and improved on that with 273 in 2003 before becoming the first Queenslander to reach a triple-century with 300 not out against Victoria in 2003-04. He stepped down with an unbeaten 104 in the drawn Shield final of 2008-09, watching the prize go to the Bushrangers.

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Oct 9, 2008

Martin Love, Ashley Noffke and Daniel Doran during the launch of the Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, October 9, 2008

Martin Love, Ashley Noffke and Daniel Doran during the launch of the Sheffield Shield

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Mar 26, 2006

Martin Love gets under a bouncer, Queensland v Victoria, Pura Cup final, 3rd day, Brisbane, March 26, 2006

Martin Love gets under a bouncer

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Feb 20, 2006

Martin Love sways out of harm's way during his 58 on day two Queensland v South Australia, Pura Cup, Brisbane, February 20, 2006

Martin Love sways out of harm's way

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Notes

State Player of the Year - 2003

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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