Players / Denmark / Ole Mortensen

Ole Mortensen      

Full name Ole Henrik Mortensen

Born January 29, 1958, Vejle, Jutland

Current age 56 years 78 days

Major teams Denmark, Derbyshire

Nickname Stan, Blood-Axe

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Brondbyoster School; Avedore School

Ole Henrik Mortensen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 157 173 94 709 74* 8.97 0 1 47 0
List A 199 74 47 145 11 5.37 0 0 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 157 23883 10364 434 6/27 23.88 2.60 55.0 16 1
List A 199 9905 5579 219 6/14 6/14 25.47 3.37 45.2 1 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1983-1994
List A span 1983-1994
Profile

Ole Mortensen was a big, burly, brisk seamer who was a member of the Derbyshire side for more than a decade from 1983. A tax inspector from Denmark, he was established in the Danish national side by the time he first played for Derbyshire's 2nd XI in 1981. Two years later he made his first-team debut, enjoying a memorable debut season, taking 66 wickets including a career-best 6 for 27 (match figures of 11 for 89) in a narrow win over Yorkshire. Accurate and economical, he was particularly effective in the one-day game and was a key part of Derbyshire's 1990 Sunday League success, and his 1 for 41 was crucial in their six-run defeat of Lancashire in the 1993 B&H final. His batting was usually restricted to a determined forward-defensive thrust (although he claimed to have made a double hundred in Denmark) but the presence of Devon Malcolm in the county XI meant he was often promoted to the dizzy heights of No. 10. He bowed out in 1994 with a benefit, and county matches that summer saw a proliferation of Viking helmets, a tribute to the his popularity. For Denmark, Mortensen appeared in four ICC Trophy tournaments (1979, 1986, 1990 and 1994), claiming 63 wickets at 10.41, including 7 for 19 against Israel in Nairobi in 1994. He coached Denmark in the 2001 ICC Trophy.
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Apr 26, 1989

Ole Mortensen

Ole Mortensen

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Sep 1, 1984

Derbyshire bowler Ole Mortensen bowls  during a match at the Festival in Scarborough, September 1, 1985

Derbyshire bowler Ole Mortensen bowls

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Illustration: Derbyshire's Danish fast bowler Ole Mortensen

Illustration: Derbyshire's Danish fast bowler Ole Mortensen

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