Full name Wade James Townsend
Born January 29, 1986, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 31 years 180 days
Major teams Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Under-17s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Grandfather - LH Townsend
|First-class debut||Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Oct 13-16, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New South Wales v Queensland at Canberra, Nov 27-30, 2012 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Victoria v Queensland at Geelong, Jan 4, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Jan 21, 2009 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3||Tas U23s||v S Aust U23s||Hobart||27 Oct 2014||Other|
|1, 4||Tas U23s||v Qld U23s||Hobart||10 Mar 2014||Other|
|47||Tas U23s||v ACT U23s||Hobart||4 Nov 2013||Other|
|100*||Qld U23s||v ACT U23s||Brisbane||25 Feb 2013||Other|
|0, 39||Queensland||v NSW||Canberra||27 Nov 2012||FC|
|4||Queensland||v Tasmania||Hobart||9 Nov 2012||FC|
|3, 0||Queensland||v NSW||Brisbane||2 Nov 2012||FC|
|129, 0||Queensland||v South Aust||Adelaide||23 Oct 2012||FC|
|21, 42||Queensland||v Victoria||Brisbane||10 Oct 2012||FC|
|0, 21||Queensland||v South Aust||Brisbane||1 Oct 2012||FC|
Wade Townsend, a former state under-17 and under-19 batsman, became an important member of the senior side in 2009-10 by scoring three first-class centuries. The first time he reached three figures for the Bulls was in a tour match against West Indies, but he had to wait until the second half of the season for more success. A left-hander, he posted 121 in a testing situation against Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield and scrapped to 114 not out in more tricky circumstances against South Australia. In the lead-up to the Shield final he hit 311 for his club side Toombul, the highest score in Brisbane first grade.
In 2007-08 Townsend, who was on a rookie contract for two seasons, performed strongly in the Cricket Australia Cup, winning a nomination for the Academy batting programme, and spent the off-season scoring 10 hundreds in 18 games for Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire. The following summer he posted a century for the QAS against the ACT and was promoted to the Twenty20 team for four matches, scoring 82 runs with a best of 35. Townsend's grandfather Leslie umpired the fifth Test of the 1958-59 Ashes series. When he is not playing cricket he works as a butcher and fish filleter.
Cricinfo staff September 2010
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