Mike Whitney      

Full name Michael Roy Whitney

Born February 24, 1959, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 55 years 59 days

Major teams Australia, Gloucestershire, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Michael Roy Whitney
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 19 8 68 13 6.18 319 21.31 0 0 4 0 2 0
ODIs 38 13 7 40 9* 6.66 90 44.44 0 0 2 0 11 0
First-class 118 118 44 415 28* 5.60 0 0 50 0
List A 96 28 15 116 19* 8.92 0 0 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 23 2672 1325 39 7/27 11/95 33.97 2.97 68.5 2 2 1
ODIs 38 38 2106 1249 46 4/34 4/34 27.15 3.55 45.7 2 0 0
First-class 118 22828 11023 412 7/27 26.75 2.89 55.4 19 1
List A 96 5154 3116 112 4/13 4/13 27.82 3.62 46.0 5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 13-17, 1981 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 17, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 10, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1994
List A span 1980-1994
Profile

Fast bowler Michael Whitney was a favourite among Australian and NSW cricket fans for both his sense of humour and whole-hearted approach to the game. He made his Test debut when surprisingly called up in 1981 but played almost all of his matches for Australia in the late 1980s and early '90s, and overall could be considered unlucky not to have played more than 12 Tests over his long career. His greatest success at international level came in 1991-92, when he claimed his Test-best (4 for 68 and 7 for 27) in the fifth Test against India. That summer he was also Australia's highest wicket-taker and most economical bowler in the World Cup. Whitney became a much-celebrated No. 11 batsman in the 1987 Boxing Day Test, surviving 18 deliveries and defying Richard Hadlee to help secure a draw against New Zealand. He has enjoyed a successful media career since retiring from cricket.
Anthony Fallick

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Sep 2, 2002

(from left to right) Mark Taylor, John Dyson, Phil Emery, Mike Whitney & Geoff Lawson after accepting life membership of the New South Wales Cricket Association

Mark Taylor, John Dyson, Phil Emery, Mike Whitney & Geoff Lawson

© New South Wales Cricket Association

Nov 9, 2000

07 Nov 2000: Mike Whitney for the Chairman's XI in the match between the Australian Cricket Board's Chairman's XI and the West Indies at LilacHill in Perth, Australia.

Whitney bowling, ACB Chairman's XI v West Indians, 2000/01

© Getty Images

Mar 7, 1992

The Australians celebrate a wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Adelaide, March 7, 1992

The Australians celebrate a wicket

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