Scott Prestwidge      

Full name Scott Arthur Prestwidge

Born May 15, 1968, Bankstown, New South Wales

Current age 51 years 152 days

Major teams Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Son - JA Prestwidge, Daughter - G Prestwidge

Scott Arthur Prestwidge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 5 2 118 48* 39.33 0 0 1 0
List A 52 37 6 613 66 19.77 0 2 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 510 325 7 2/16 46.42 3.82 72.8 0 0
List A 52 2423 1951 71 5/59 5/59 27.47 4.83 34.1 2 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1991/92 - 1996/97
List A span 1991/92 - 2000/01

Having now played around forty interstate limited overs matches and only three at the first class level, it seems that all-rounder Scott Prestwidge continues to be very firmly typecast as a specialist one-day player. In a sense, Prestwidge has been a victim of his own suitability to the dual role of bowling tight medium pace and batting with controlled aggression in the middle to lower order. As a handy exponent of each (and a stern competitor to boot), he has become one of the first selected in Queensland one-day teams over recent years. But it has been precisely the impression that he does not possess quite the sufficient polish to become a specialist in either area in its own right which has essentially been the chief contributing factor in preventing him from becoming a regular first class player. For the void that the lack of first class cricket has created in his career in both his native New South Wales and his adopted state of Queensland (to where he moved in 1990), though, it has to be said that he has still enjoyed a number of noteworthy successes. Chief among these was the sensational man of the match winning effort which enabled the Bulls to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against his old state in Sydney in the Mercantile Mutual Cup Final of 1997-98. He additionally won a select place in his nation's cricketing history by being chosen in 1988 as one of the inaugural inductees of the Australian Cricket Academy. He is also a past winner of the Peter Burge Medal - Brisbane grade cricket's highest individual honour. (John Polack, June 2000)

Latest Photos

Oct 14, 2000

Portrait of Scott Prestwidge, September 2000

Scott Prestwidge - Portrait September 2000

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Aug 14, 2000

14 Aug 2000: Scott Prestwidge of Queensland strains to stop four runs against New Zealand during the New Zealand versus Queensland practice match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia. New Zealand scored 321 runs during their fifty overs.

Prestwidge strains to stop a four, Queensland XI v New Zealanders, 2000/01

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Aug 13, 2000

13 Aug 2000: Scott Prestwidge of Queensland celebrates with team mates after getting the wicket of Shane Warne of Australia during a practice match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia. The Australian team are playing the practice game against Queensland in Brisbane to prepare for the Super Challenge 2000 against South Africa.

Prestwidge celebrates with team mates, Queensland XI v Australian XI, 2000/01

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Australian Cricket Academy 1988