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John Benaud      

Full name John Benaud

Born May 11, 1944, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 70 years 230 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - R Benaud

John Benaud
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 223 142 44.60 1 0 24 3 0 0
First-class 47 85 6 2888 142 36.55 4 16 30 0
List A 6 5 0 64 21 12.80 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 1 24 12 2 2/12 2/12 6.00 3.00 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 47 308 176 5 2/12 35.20 3.42 61.6 0 0
List A 6 40 31 1 1/15 1/15 31.00 4.65 40.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 22-27, 1972 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 21-26, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1966-1973
List A span 1969-1973
Profile

John Benaud was always going to be overshadowed by his older brother Richie, but he forged a good career for himself as a muscular, destructive batsman for New South Wales. He played three Tests too, all in 1972-73; in his second appearance he thrashed 142 against Pakistan at the MCG, a furious innings played in the knowledge that he had already been left out of the next Test. He was also once banned for two matches for wearing the wrong shoes. An astute captain of his state, Benaud later became a national selector during Australia's renaissance under the captaincy of Allan Border.
Rob Smyth

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John Benaud

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1973

John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72

John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72

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1973

John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72

John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72

© The Cricketer International

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