Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 52 days

Major teams Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Perth Scorchers, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Nickname Maxy

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 1.79 m

Michael Klinger
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 171 301 33 10869 255 40.55 23585 46.08 30 45 161 0
List A 158 156 23 6507 166* 48.92 15 41 59 0
Twenty20 123 120 20 3891 126* 38.91 3063 127.03 6 23 368 96 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 171 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 158 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 123 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Sussex v Gloucestershire at Hove, Aug 13-16, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Gloucestershire v Essex at Bristol, Aug 2, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Durham at Bristol, Aug 10, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
129*, 8 Gloucs v Sussex Hove 13 Aug 2016 FC
18 Gloucs v Durham Bristol 10 Aug 2016 T20
- Gloucs v Essex Bristol 2 Aug 2016 LA
36 Gloucs v Kent Canterbury 31 Jul 2016 LA
13 Gloucs v Middlesex Bristol 29 Jul 2016 T20
11 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 27 Jul 2016 LA
46 Gloucs v Sussex Cheltenham 24 Jul 2016 LA
25, 54 Gloucs v Leics Cheltenham 20 Jul 2016 FC
95* Gloucs v Essex Cheltenham 17 Jul 2016 T20
5, 53* Gloucs v Essex Cheltenham 13 Jul 2016 FC
Profile

A technically-correct top-order batsman who made his first-class debut in the 1990s, Michael Klinger has adapted to changing teams, formats and roles, and keeps churning out runs whatever the circumstances. Klinger started in his home state of Victoria as a teenager but his progress was initially slow, and it took him five seasons to score his first hundred. A move to South Australia came in 2008-09 and it was such a successful change that in his first summer he piled up 1203 Sheffield Shield runs at 70.76, and was later handed the state's captaincy. He led the Redbacks to the 2010-11 Big Bash title and the 2011-12 Ryobi Cup, but in the Shield the team struggled and Johan Botha took over the leadership for 2012-13.

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Jul 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close, Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Cheltenham, 2nd day, July 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close

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Jul 17, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground, Gloucestershire v Essex, NatWest Blast, Cheltenham, July 17, 2016

Michael Klinger on the attack

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Jun 16, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground, Essex v Gloucestershire, NatWest Blast, Chelmsford, June 16, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Syd Sixers at Perth - Jan 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart - Jan 22, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 21, 2012
Scorchers won by 11 runs
Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Jan 18, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 1 run
Hurricanes v Melb Reneg at Hobart - Jan 18, 2012
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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