Decade Review 2009

John Buchanan      

Full name John Marshall Buchanan

Born April 5, 1953, Ipswich, Queensland

Current age 61 years 268 days

Major teams Queensland

Nickname Buck

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Height 1.95 m

Relation Son - MJ Buchanan, Son - ND Buchanan

John Marshall Buchanan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 13 0 160 41 12.30 0 0 5 0
List A 1 1 0 64 64 64.00 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 32 15 0 - - - 2.81 - 0 0 0
List A 1 12 11 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1978-1979
List A span 1978-1979
Profile

Tall and tanned, bespectacled and analytical, John Buchanan was an unlikely choice as Australian coach in 1999. A teacher by trade, and a one-time university lecturer, his first-class career never progressed beyond seven Sheffield Shield appearances for Queensland in 1978-79; so following in the footsteps of Bob Simpson and Geoff Marsh was never going to be easy. But Buchanan had already been written into Australian folklore as the man who finally delivered Queensland their first Sheffield Shield title in 1994-95, and at one stage his record as national coach read Played 15 Won 15 - you can't do much better than that.

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Jul 20, 2012

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White looks on as John Buchanan speaks to the press, Auckland, July 20, 2012

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White looks on as John Buchanan speaks to the press

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Mar 11, 2008

John Buchanan, coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, speaks at the function, Indian Premier League, Kolkata, March 11, 2008

John Buchanan, coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, speaks at the function

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Mar 11, 2008

John Buchanan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sourav Ganguly unveil the Kolkata franchise's jersey, Indian Premier League, Kolkata, March 11, 2008

John Buchanan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sourav Ganguly unveil the Kolkata franchise's jersey

© AFP

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