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Ashley Mallett      

Full name Ashley Alexander Mallett

Born July 13, 1945, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 68 years 277 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Also known as Rowdy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Ashley Alexander Mallett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 50 13 430 43* 11.62 0 0 0 30 0
ODIs 9 3 1 14 8 7.00 36 38.88 0 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 183 230 59 2326 92 13.60 0 2 105 0
List A 29 13 5 127 24* 15.87 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 71 9990 3940 132 8/59 10/144 29.84 2.36 75.6 5 6 1
ODIs 9 9 502 341 11 3/34 3/34 31.00 4.07 45.6 0 0 0
First-class 183 39673 18208 693 8/59 26.27 2.75 57.2 33 5
List A 29 1603 1054 41 3/34 3/34 25.70 3.94 39.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 22-27, 1968 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Aug 28-Sep 2, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1967-1981
List A span 1970-1981
Profile

Quiet, gangling, short-sighted, Ashley Mallett looked like a book-keeper at a bikers' convention in the Australian XIs of the 1970s, but his teasing finger-spin and superlative gully fielding were an important element of their success. He moved from his native Perth to Adelaide in 1967 to partake of the wisdom of Clarrie Grimmett, made the first of three tours of England the following year, then found Indian conditions to his liking. No finger-spinner has done better in Australia than his Test-best 8 for 59 against Pakistan at Adelaide in December 1972. A journalist by trade, he wrote two volumes of reminiscences, and has published biographies of Victor Trumper and his paterfamilias Grimmett.
Gideon Haigh

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Jan 25, 2006

Malinga Bandara receives advice from Ashley Mallet, Adelaide, VB Series, January 25, 2006

Malinga Bandara receives advice from Ashley Mallet

© AFP

Nov 25, 1997

Paul Adams gets some advice from Australian spinner Ashley Mallett, nets, Perth. November 24th 1997.

Ashley Mallett advises Paul Adams, 1997

© Action Photographics

Feb 1972

Graeme Pollock dropped by Ian Chappell off Ashley Mallett, Australia v World XI, Adelaide, February 1972

Graeme Pollock dropped by Ian Chappell off Ashley Mallett

© The Cricketer International

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