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Kerry O'Keeffe      

Full name Kerry James O'Keeffe

Born November 25, 1949, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 64 years 310 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Commentator, Journalist

Kerry James O'Keeffe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 24 34 9 644 85 25.76 0 1 53 1 15 0
ODIs 2 2 1 16 16* 16.00 38 42.10 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 169 233 73 4169 99* 26.05 0 13 112 0
List A 39 31 11 305 35 15.25 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 40 5384 2018 53 5/101 6/106 38.07 2.24 101.5 2 1 0
ODIs 2 2 132 79 2 1/36 1/36 39.50 3.59 66.0 0 0 0
First-class 169 31052 13383 476 7/38 28.11 2.58 65.2 24 5
List A 39 1431 883 27 3/16 3/16 32.70 3.70 53.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 21-26, 1971 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 28-Aug 2, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 2, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1980
List A span 1969-1977
Profile

Burdened by expectations that he would be the next big leg-spinning thing in the early 1970s, Kerry O'Keeffe's Tests were spread over seven years, and he finished his career as one of the more disillusioned members of the World Series Cricket troupe. He enjoyed as much success, in the end, with his sound, orthodox batting, which was good enough for him to open at a pinch. A thoughtful character, he tried his hand at a number of occupations, from carting beer-barrels to futures trading, before becoming a journalist and media pundit.
Gideon Haigh

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May 1, 1977

Kerry O'Keeffe bowls, May 1, 1977

Kerry O'Keeffe bowls

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Apr 8, 1977

Kerry O'Keeffe

Kerry O'Keeffe

© Martin Williamson

1972

Kerry O'Keeffe

Kerry O'Keeffe

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