Martin McCague      

Full name Martin John McCague

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

Current age 45 years 149 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 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
Twenty20 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 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
Twenty20 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 1990-2001
List A debut 1991
Last List A Worcestershire v Herefordshire at Worcester, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v PCA Masters XI at Leicester, Sep 15, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 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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