David Saker      

Full name David James Saker

Born May 29, 1966, Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 50 years 120 days

Major teams Tasmania, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Relation Nephew - MG Gale

David James Saker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 72 100 30 1384 66* 19.77 0 4 18 0
List A 43 23 7 255 47* 15.93 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 72 15943 7437 247 7/32 30.10 2.79 64.5 5 2
List A 43 2211 1510 46 4/35 4/35 32.82 4.09 48.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1994/95 - 2002/03
List A span 1994/95 - 2001/02

A wholehearted and resilient cricketer, David Saker was a valuable player for two state teams at domestic level in Australia. Saker did not enjoy a background typical of a contemporary first-class player - he was not selected in a single Victorian colts or junior representative side and changed district clubs shortly after making the state senior squad for the first time in 1990-91. But whatever 'Sakes' missed in terms of pedigree was more than offset by his dedication, determination and skill as a right-arm fast bowler. From his bustling approach to the wicket and an energetic action, Saker's accuracy and his capacity to swing the ball away from right-handed batsmen was as obvious with the old ball as it was with the new. His commitment and enthusiasm made him one of Victoria's most valued players during his six seasons with the Bushrangers and, upon accepting a lucrative offer to move further south at the start of the 2000-01 season, he became a leader in an inexperienced Tasmanian team. He was even named the Tigers' Player of the Year at the conclusion of 2001-02 after a season in which he consistently bowled his adopted state into winning positions. Also a more than handy batsman, Saker featured in stubborn partnerships toward the end of many innings and even opened the batting fleetingly for the Bushrangers at limited-overs level. His first-class career ended in 2002-03 and in 2004 he was appointed an assistant coach at Victoria under Greg Shipperd, before joining England as fast bowling coach in April 2010. Cricinfo staff April 2010

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Mar 28, 2016

David Saker looks on on the third day of the Sheffield Shield final, South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, final, Adelaide, 3rd day, March 28, 2016

David Saker looks on on the third day of the Sheffield Shield final

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Feb 22, 2015

Steven Finn plots a better bowling performance with David Saker, Christchurch, February 22, 2015

Steven Finn plots a better bowling performance with David Saker

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May 18, 2014

The England fast bowling coach David Saker, The Oval, May 18, 2014

The England fast bowling coach David Saker

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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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