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Ken MacLeay      

Full name Kenneth Hervey MacLeay

Born April 2, 1959, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England

Current age 55 years 212 days

Major teams Australia, Somerset, Western Australia

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
ODIs 16 13 2 139 41 12.63 170 81.76 0 0 7 3 2 0
First-class 129 173 34 3750 114* 26.97 3 19 79 0
List A 100 75 21 929 43 17.20 0 0 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 16 16 857 626 15 6/39 6/39 41.73 4.38 57.1 0 1 0
First-class 129 22122 9080 300 6/93 30.26 2.46 73.7 6 0
List A 100 4759 3028 116 6/39 6/39 26.10 3.81 41.0 2 3 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 31, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-1992
List A span 1981-1992
Profile

Ken MacLeay was the reverse of the norm - an Australian who was born in England. A tall, wiry right-arm seamer and a useful middle-order batsman, he was perfectly suited to the one-day game as was unfortunate to only play in 16 ODIs. He was in the Australian side during the 1983 World Cup, and during that tournament he took 6 for 39 against India at Trent Bridge. At state level he was prolific with both bat and ball. In all he scored three hundreds, the best a brisk 114 against New South Wales at Peeth in 1986-87; with the ball his best was 6 for 93 against the same opposition on the same ground a season earlier. But despite this, he was never seriously considered for the Test team. He finished his days playing two seasons with Somerset.

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