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Craig McDermott      

Full name Craig John McDermott

Born April 14, 1965, Raceview, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 49 years 4 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Also known as Billy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 1.91 m

Relation Son - AC McDermott, Son - BR McDermott

Craig John McDermott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 71 90 13 940 42* 12.20 1716 54.77 0 0 90 6 19 0
ODIs 138 78 17 432 37 7.08 492 87.80 0 0 36 8 27 0
First-class 174 210 35 2856 74 16.32 0 7 53 0
List A 176 97 23 594 41 8.02 0 0 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 71 124 16586 8332 291 8/97 11/157 28.63 3.01 56.9 17 14 2
ODIs 138 138 7461 5018 203 5/44 5/44 24.71 4.03 36.7 4 1 0
First-class 174 36785 19025 677 8/44 28.10 3.10 54.3 37 4
List A 176 9416 6212 254 5/44 5/44 24.45 3.95 37.0 7 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 22-27, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 6, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Kenya at Visakhapatnam, Feb 23, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1996
List A span 1983-1996
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/25 Aus Masters v NZ Masters Hamilton 24 Feb 2011 Other T20
Profile

After bursting onto the scene as a 20-year-old in England in 1985, when he took 30 wickets in six Tests, Craig McDermott had a stop-start, injury-ravaged career (which included a twisted bowel and a broken ankle) but fought back to establish himself as Australia's premier strike bowler in the early 1990s. McDermott was not as fiery as his red hair suggested, nor did he capture the public imagination in the manner of Dennis Lillee or Shane Warne, but he was a textbook outswing bowler with a classic side-on action who could run through any batting order on his day. He was also a thumping batsman in his youth. Like all self-respecting Aussies, he saved his best for England, with 84 wickets in 17 Tests, including two eight-fors and eight of his 14 five-fors. His best performance was probably at Perth in 1990-91, when he took 8 for 97 as England collapsed from 191 for 2 to 244 all out. Injuries hit McDermott again towards the end of his career: he missed the best part of the 1993 Ashes tour, as well as the famous victory in the Caribbean in 1994-95 and the World Cup a year later.

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Dec 23, 2013

Mitchell Johnson and Craig McDermott at a training session, Melbourne, December 23, 2013

Mitchell Johnson and Craig McDermott at a training session

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Nov 19, 2013

Shane Watson and Craig McDermott at a training session, Brisbane, November 19, 2013

Shane Watson and Craig McDermott at a training session

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Nov 7, 2011

Craig McDermott looks on during a nets session, Newlands, Cape Town, November 7, 2011

Craig McDermott looks on at practice

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1986

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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