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Brooke Walker      

Full name Brooke Graeme Keith Walker

Born March 25, 1977, Auckland

Current age 37 years 126 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Brooke Graeme Keith Walker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 2 118 27* 19.66 478 24.68 0 0 10 0 0 0
ODIs 11 7 4 47 16* 15.66 79 59.49 0 0 3 0 5 0
First-class 84 109 27 1769 107* 21.57 1 4 38 0
List A 86 52 16 353 33* 9.80 0 0 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 7 669 399 5 2/92 2/97 79.80 3.57 133.8 0 0 0
ODIs 11 11 438 417 8 2/43 2/43 52.12 5.71 54.7 0 0 0
First-class 84 11014 5325 164 8/107 32.46 2.90 67.1 4 0
List A 86 3841 2663 80 4/32 4/32 33.28 4.15 48.0 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Bloemfontein, Nov 17-21, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, May 1-3, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v New Zealand at Benoni, Oct 22, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Apr 27, 2002 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Auckland v Wellington at Auckland, Apr 3-7, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Feb 6, 2005 scorecard
Profile

A legspinner has one of the toughest jobs in cricket, not only must he take wickets but he must hope that his captain is a player prepared to put his faith in the value of spin bowling as an attacking weapon. Brooke Walker had that advantage in Auckland - he captained his side to three domestic championships in New Zealand - but he did not had the same fortune at the international level where, generally, opportunities only came if Vettori was not able to play, or on the rare occasion when he needed some support. Walker, like many spinners in New Zealand, might have done better with more spinner-friendly surfaces to give him the chance for longer spells of bowling in domestic cricket to push his case for more international opportunities. With little chance of another recall to the New Zealand side, Walker finally announced his retirement from all cricket in June 2005.
Lynn McConnell

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Jul 10, 2003

Informal portrait of 2002/03 Auckland captain Brooke Walker.

Informal portrait of Brooke Walker

© Photosport

Mar 21, 2003

Winning Auckland captain Brooke Walker holds the 2002/03 State Championship trophy. State Championship: Auckland v Northern Districts at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, 17-20 March 2003 (20 March 2003).

Walker holds the 2002/03 State Championship trophy. State Championship: Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, 17-20 Mar 2003

© Photosport

Oct 15, 2002

Portrait of Brooke Walker - New Zealand player in the 2002/03 season.

Brooke Walker - Portrait, September 2002

© New Zealand Cricket

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