Martin McCague      

Full name Martin John McCague

Born May 24, 1969, Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Current age 48 years 34 days

Major teams England, Herefordshire, Kent, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Martin John McCague
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 3 5 0 21 11 4.20 70 30.00 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 135 186 45 2324 72 16.48 0 6 75 0
List A 166 100 33 800 56 11.94 0 1 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 2 1 0 6 6 6.00 4 150.00 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 4 593 390 6 4/121 4/179 65.00 3.94 98.8 1 0 0
First-class 135 22924 12392 456 9/86 27.17 3.24 50.2 25 2
List A 166 6971 5756 211 5/26 5/26 27.27 4.95 33.0 8 3 0
T20s Insights on t20 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 1-6, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 25-29, 1994 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1990/91 - 2001
List A debut 1991
Last List A Worcestershire v Herefordshire at Worcester, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
T20s debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Faisalabad Wolves v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 17, 2005 scorecard
Profile

The rat who joined a sinking ship. That's what the Australian newspapers called Martin McCague - who was born in Ulster and raised in Australia - when he made his debut for England against Australia at Trent Bridge in 1993. McCague became a bit of a watchword for incompetence, especially after his nervy horror-show at Brisbane in 1994-95, but it's easy to forget just how well he bowled on his debut. He roughed up the Australian batsman - dismissing Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh and David Boon, as well as taking a blinding catch to derail a rampant Mark Waugh - and changed the mood of the match, setting the tone for Graham Thorpe's debut century in the second innings. In Wisden Cricket Monthly, David Frith wrote that, "So fired was up was he that his first overs must have ranked with the briskest of Tibby Cotter and Keith Miller at this historic venue." In the same magazine, Bob Willis mused that "We will hear more of Mr McCague before this series is out." Sadly, we didn't: suffering from injury, he was spanked all round Headingley, and his next, and last, Test was that Brisbane shocker 18 months later, although he continued to terrorise county batsmen with Kent. And according to Steve Marsh's autobiography, McCague consumed 72 pints of Guinness during his stag weekend in Dublin. David Boon, eat your heart out.
Rob Smyth

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Apr 29, 2001

Sun 29 April 2001: Former England player Martin McCague waits with his two year old son Monte for play to start in the Norwich Union League Division One match against Warwickshire at Canterbury

Martin McCague with his two year old son Monte

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Apr 5, 2001

Pictured March 2001

Martin McCague portrait

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Apr 5, 2001

Back Row, left to right, Walker, Fulton, Wells, Nixon.  Front Row, left to right, Ealham, Fleming, McCague, Patel

The Kent capped players at 2001

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 Glamorgan 188/7 (77.1 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 35/1 (8.3 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 184/6 (89.3 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women won by 107 runs (D/L method)
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