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John Blain      

Full name John Angus Rae Blain

Born January 4, 1979, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Current age 35 years 289 days

Major teams Scotland, Dunfermline, George Heriot's School Former Pupils, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire

Nickname Blainy, Haggis, William, JB

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Penicuik HS; Jewel and Esk Valley College

John Angus Rae Blain
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 33 25 6 284 41 14.94 517 54.93 0 0 16 6 8 0
T20Is 6 3 1 4 3* 2.00 5 80.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 43 47 16 495 93 15.96 0 2 12 0
List A 102 66 25 635 41 15.48 0 0 27 0
Twenty20 6 3 1 4 3* 2.00 5 80.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 33 32 1329 1173 41 5/22 5/22 28.60 5.29 32.4 1 1 0
T20Is 6 5 120 108 6 2/23 2/23 18.00 5.40 20.0 0 0 0
First-class 43 6029 4286 120 6/42 35.71 4.26 50.2 4 0
List A 102 4388 3679 143 5/22 5/22 25.72 5.03 30.6 3 4 0
Twenty20 6 5 120 108 6 2/23 2/23 18.00 5.40 20.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v Scotland at Worcester, May 16, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Scotland at Durban, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996
Last First-class Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 1996
Last List A Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Pakistan v Scotland at Durban, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Yorks 2nd XI v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 23 Aug 2011 Other
1/16 Yorks 2nd XI v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 22 Aug 2011 Other OD
1/12 Yorks 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Hinckley 17 Aug 2011 Other
- Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Darlington 21 Jun 2011 Other
18* Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Darlington 20 Jun 2011 Other OD
- Yorks 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI Stamford Bridge 14 Jun 2011 Other
- Yorks 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI Marske-by-the-Sea 13 Jun 2011 Other OD
0/25 Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Chester-le-Street 6 Jun 2011 Other T20
2, 1/12 Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Chester-le-Street 6 Jun 2011 Other T20
1/15, 0* Yorks 2nd XI v Unicorns A Todmorden 3 Jun 2011 Other OD
Profile

After briefly trying a career in football, with Falkirk FC, he opted instead for cricket and made his Northamptonshire debut in 1997. However, regular first-team chances were hard to come by and he moved to Yorkshire for the start of the 2004 campaign. Again, though, appearances were fleeting and they released him at the end of the 2006 season. But he continues to be a key bowler for Scotland.
Andrew McGlashan February 2007

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Apr 15, 2009

John Blain bowls, Afghanistan v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Super Eights, Benoni, April 15, 2009

John Blain bowls

© Cricinfo/Ian Jacobs

Apr 13, 2009

Not a replay he'd like to see: Scotland's John Blain is bowled for 10, Kenya v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Super Eights, Krugersdorp, April 13, 2009

Not a replay he'd like to see: Scotland's John Blain is bowled for 10

© Cricinfo/Ian Jacobs

Aug 4, 2008

The pressure told for John Blain's Scotland, Netherlands v Scotland, semi-final, World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Belfast, August 4, 2008

The pressure told for John Blain's Scotland

© Getty Images

County Results
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 15, 2012
Hampshire won (lost fewer wickets)
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Sep 11-14, 2012
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets
Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford - Sep 11-14, 2012
Yorkshire won by 239 runs
Lancashire v Surrey at Liverpool - Sep 11-14, 2012
Match drawn
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 11-14, 2012
Leics won by 2 wickets
Notts v Warwickshire at Nottingham - Sep 11-14, 2012
Match drawn
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