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Mark Greatbatch      

Full name Mark John Greatbatch

Born December 11, 1963, Auckland

Current age 50 years 262 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Coach

Mark John Greatbatch
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 41 71 5 2021 146* 30.62 4946 40.86 3 10 227 10 27 0
ODIs 84 83 5 2206 111 28.28 3099 71.18 2 13 177 38 35 0
First-class 170 292 31 9890 202* 37.89 24 43 144 0
List A 175 168 12 4678 111 29.98 2 34 82 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 1 6 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 84 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 170 171 149 1 1/23 149.00 5.22 171.0 0 0
List A 175 13 19 0 - - - 8.76 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 25-29, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v New Zealand at Rawalpindi, Nov 28-Dec 1, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 9, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Dec 8, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2000
List A span 1982-1998
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47 Cant Inv XI v Well Legn XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
76 NZ Masters v Aus Masters Hamilton 24 Feb 2011 Other T20
Profile

A beefy and charismatic left-hander, Mark Greatbatch was a solid batsman at Test level but in limited-overs cricket he could be a different character and was one of the first one-day pinch hitters. He learnt his trade in the leagues of New Zealand and England, and ground out an unusually dogged hundred on his Test debut against England in 1987-88, and again at Perth in 1989-90, when he staved off what looked to be certain Australian victory, making an unbeaten 146. He started the 1990 tour of England with hundreds in successive one-day internationals, but his form thereafter was patchy. At the 1992 World Cup he was left out of New Zealand's opening two matches, but thereafter was instrumental in their success and ended with 313 runs at 44.71. He followed with another Test hundred against Pakistan, but a loss of form, especially against the short ball, and a new national captain-coach team led to him being sidelined. A fine fielder, he took some spectacular catches, usually in the slips. On retiring in 1998, he became Central Districts' coaching director and then coach, but at the end of 2003-04 he quit New Zealand, frustrated with salaries and opportunities, and took over as coach of Giggleswick School in Yorkshire. In 2005 he moved to Warwickshire to head up their academy, and at the end of the summer was appointed as county coach on a three-year contract. Greatbatch did not complete his term with the club, and after leaving in 2007 he was appointed as an advisor to New Zealand's selection panel. That role, and a mini crisis after Andy Moles abruptly departed from the head coach's role in late 2008, saw Greatbatch take over in January 2010.
Cricinfo staff January 2010

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Nov 27, 2010

Ross Taylor receives some batting tips from his coach Mark Greatbatch, Guwahati, November 27, 2010

Ross Taylor receives some batting tips from his coach Mark Greatbatch

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Aug 20, 2010

TMark Greatbatch with Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill ahead of the match, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, tri-series, 4th ODI, Dambulla, August 20, 2010

Mark Greatbatch with Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill ahead of the match

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Aug 18, 2010

Ross Taylor and Mark Greatbatch in discussion, Dambulla, tri-series, August 18, 2010

Ross Taylor and Mark Greatbatch in discussion

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