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Ian Austin      

Full name Ian David Austin

Born May 30, 1966, Haslingden, Lancashire

Current age 50 years 363 days

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Ian David Austin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 9 6 1 34 11* 6.80 49 69.38 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 124 172 37 3778 115* 27.98 2 20 35 0
List A 315 199 72 2301 97 18.11 0 4 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 9 9 475 360 6 2/25 2/25 60.00 4.54 79.1 0 0 0
First-class 124 17135 7954 262 6/43 30.35 2.78 65.4 6 1
List A 315 15036 10093 363 5/56 5/56 27.80 4.02 41.4 10 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 16, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI England v Kenya at Canterbury, May 18, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987 - 2000
List A debut 1986
Last List A Cumberland v Nottinghamshire Cricket Board at Keswick, Aug 29, 2002 scorecard
Profile

With a waistline somewhere between Billy Bunter and Friar Tuck, Austin was an unlikely sporting figure. His approach to the wicket wasn't exactly threatening either - he trundled in with short, rhythmic strides - but he was accurate and could move the ball off the seam. Former Lancashire team-mate Wasim Akram once said that Austin's blockhole delivery - which denies the batsmen any room at the end of a one-day innings - was one of the best of its kind in the world. Austin batted left-handed, and liked to thump the ball back over the bowler's head and cover-drive with minimal foot movement. England picked him for their one-day side in 1998, and although he struggled that winter in Sharjah, many believed he would be England's trump card in the 1999 World Cup, when, aged 32, he took the new ball in the opening game of the competition at Lord's. It didn't work out, and Austin returned to his native Lancashire for good. He retired at the end of the 2003 season.
Lawrence Booth (April 2004)

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May 10, 2001

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Benson and Hedges Cup, Northern Division, 7th May 2001, Trent Bridge Nottingham

Ian Austin bowls from the Pavilion End

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Apr 15, 2001

Ian Austin - 2001 Portrait

Ian Austin - 2001 Portrait

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Jan 26, 2001

Pictured in 2000 Season

Ian Austin ; Portrait

© Photo by John Dawson

Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1991

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1999

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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