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Robert Kennedy      

Full name Robert John Kennedy

Born June 3, 1972, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 42 years 113 days

Major teams New Zealand, Otago, Wellington

Nickname Senator

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 5 1 28 22 7.00 46 60.86 0 0 4 0 2 0
ODIs 7 4 3 17 8* 17.00 15 113.33 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 38 49 15 306 31 9.00 0 0 14 0
List A 46 30 16 126 20* 9.00 0 0 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 636 380 6 3/28 3/47 63.33 3.58 106.0 0 0 0
ODIs 7 7 312 283 5 2/36 2/36 56.60 5.44 62.4 0 0 0
First-class 38 5772 2823 91 6/61 31.02 2.93 63.4 1 0
List A 46 2427 1895 58 4/29 4/29 32.67 4.68 41.8 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Jan 13-17, 1996 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at St John's, Apr 27-May 2, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Wellington, Jan 31, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Dec 6, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1993-2000
List A span 1995-2000
Profile

First selected for the Zimbabwe Test series in 1996 after showing good form in the Academy XI games, he made the WC squad largely because he could bowl line and length. Tall, getting in close to the stumps, with a very still head at delivery, and getting movement each way, he had the potential to be a miserly bowler for many seasons to come. However his inexperience was amply demonstrated in his first Test when he failed to control the ball during the reverse swing overs. He admitted that he had "never seen anything like this before" and had to go to the nets to work it out. Given a chance under pressure in the Zimbabwe ODI series, bowling with the new ball and at the death, he acquitted himself better than his raw figures would indicate in one game, but was very wayward in another conceding a number of wides. Some of these were very marginal calls and as a result of this his confidence took a battering. Eventually discarded by the Rixon regime in 1996-7, he failed to bounce back and drifted out of the game.
Don Cameron

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