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Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 32 years 166 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland Under-19s, Kent, Northamptonshire, Rangpur Riders

Nickname Paddy

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Marian College Dublin

Relation Father - BA O'Brien, Brother - KJ O'Brien, Sister - CM O'Brien

Niall John O'Brien
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 59 59 6 1481 72 27.94 2208 67.07 0 11 129 7 39 7
T20Is 21 20 1 362 50 19.05 367 98.63 0 1 34 6 12 8
First-class 127 197 21 6274 182 35.64 11359 55.23 12 30 331 36
List A 167 146 17 3834 121 29.72 5043 76.02 2 24 135 32
Twenty20 109 93 12 1784 84 22.02 1616 110.39 0 5 157 31 54 29
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 167 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Ireland at Kingston, Feb 23, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 16, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Apr 16-19, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Kent v Leicestershire at Canterbury, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A West Indies v Ireland at Kingston, Feb 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Uganda at Abu Dhabi, Nov 22, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32, 1c/0s, 10*, 1c/0s Leics v Kent Canterbury 20 Apr 2014 FC
- Ireland v Bangladesh Fatullah 14 Mar 2014 Other T20
- Ireland v Nepal Fatullah 12 Mar 2014 Other T20
1 Ireland v Hong Kong Sharjah 8 Mar 2014 Other T20
12 Ireland v West Indies Kingston 23 Feb 2014 ODI # 3472
19* Ireland v Trin & T A Couva 14 Feb 2014 Other T20
1 Ireland v Trin & T A Couva 13 Feb 2014 Other T20
44 Ireland v Windward Is Port of Spain 7 Feb 2014 LA
35 Ireland v Jamaica Port of Spain 3 Feb 2014 LA
4 Ireland v Guyana Port of Spain 31 Jan 2014 LA
Profile

Niall O'Brien, a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, is an Ireland cricketer who began his county career with Kent and subsequently joined Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. His reputation has been forged in one-day cricket with his aggressive style. He has also played in the shortlived Indian Cricket League as well as the Bangladesh Premier League and for Mosman in Sydney Grade cricket. His brother Kevin also plays for Ireland.

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Nov 15, 2013

Kevin O'Brien struck 28 from 24 balls, Ireland v Namibia, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group A, Abu Dhabi, November 15, 2013

Kevin O'Brien struck 28 from 24 balls

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Sep 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pulls on his way to a much-needed half-century, Lancashire v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day, September, 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pulls on his way to a much-needed half-century

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Sep 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pops up a catch to short leg, Lancashire v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day, September, 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pops up a catch to short leg

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County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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