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Neil McKenzie      

Full name Neil Douglas McKenzie

Born November 24, 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 39 years 35 days

Major teams South Africa, Barbados Tridents, Durham, Gauteng, Hampshire, Lions, Northerns, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education King Edward VII, RAU

Relation Father - KA McKenzie

Neil Douglas McKenzie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 58 94 7 3253 226 37.39 7744 42.00 5 16 409 22 54 0
ODIs 64 55 10 1688 131* 37.51 2432 69.40 2 10 142 8 21 0
T20Is 2 1 1 7 7* - 8 87.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 273 467 59 18520 237 45.39 51 85 239 0
List A 289 261 42 8295 131* 37.87 11 57 88 0
Twenty20 155 138 38 3357 89* 33.57 2830 118.62 0 18 341 49 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 6 90 68 0 - - - 4.53 - 0 0 0
ODIs 64 5 46 27 0 - - - 3.52 - 0 0 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 273 1054 568 11 2/13 51.63 3.23 95.8 0 0
List A 289 255 248 4 2/19 2/19 62.00 5.83 63.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 155 4 24 34 1 1/4 1/4 34.00 8.50 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 20-23, 2000 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Mar 6-10, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Durban, Feb 2, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Perth, Jan 30, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Dec 18-21, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Knights v Lions at Bloemfontein, Oct 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lions v Dolphins at Johannesburg, Apr 16, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lions v Knights at Johannesburg, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
125, 44 Lions v Cape Cobras Cape Town 18 Dec 2014 FC
33 Lions v Knights Johannesburg 7 Dec 2014 T20
- Lions v Knights Kimberley 3 Dec 2014 T20
0 Lions v Dolphins Bloemfontein 30 Nov 2014 T20
47 Lions v Titans Potchefstroom 28 Nov 2014 T20
31 Lions v Cape Cobras Cape Town 23 Nov 2014 T20
14 Lions v Titans Benoni 21 Nov 2014 T20
46* Lions v Warriors Durban 16 Nov 2014 T20
22 Lions v Cape Cobras Johannesburg 14 Nov 2014 T20
34 Lions v Knights Potchefstroom 9 Nov 2014 T20
Profile

Popular, mildly eccentric and unassuming, Neil McKenzie was a stalwart in South Africa's middle-order for four years in the early 2000s, despite a less-than-promising start as an opening batsman in Sri Lanka in 2000. From good cricketing stock - father Kevin was a carefree middle-order batsman who represented South Africa during the rebel era - Neil captained both the South African Schools and Under-19 teams before falling under the influence of former New Zealand captain Ken Rutherford at Gauteng. He made his maiden Test and ODI centuries against New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively during the summer of 2000-01 and was able to take advantage of the confusion over the roles of Daryll Cullinan and Jonty Rhodes to establish himself as a more-or-less permanent fixture in both teams. Questions were asked of his ability to cope with the very best spinners, but not enough to warrant his three-and-a-half year exile from the side from March 2004, at a time when he ought to have been at the height of his career. He was eventually recalled to face West Indies at Cape Town in January 2008. Neat and economical at the crease, McKenzie is particularly strong on the leg side. On the tour of Bangladesh which followed, he was involved in a world record opening stand of 415 with his captain Graeme Smith. Prior to South Africa's tour of England, he signed for Durham for the early part of the 2008 season.
Peter Robinson and Cricinfo staff June 2008

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Sep 7, 2013

Dean Cosker completed the run-out of Neil McKenzie, Hampshire v Glamorgan, YB40 semi-final, Ageas Bowl, September 7, 2013

Dean Cosker completed the run-out of Neil McKenzie

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Jun 6, 2013

Neil McKenzie made a hundred in his first appearance of the season, Hampshire v Kent, County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, June 6, 2013

Neil McKenzie made a hundred in his first appearance of the season

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Oct 28, 2012

Neil McKenzie lasted four deliveries, Lions v Sydney Sixers, final, CLT20, Johannesburg, October 28, 2012

Neil McKenzie lasted four deliveries

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Tour Results
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Sep 3, 2008
No result
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 31, 2008
England won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 29, 2008
England won by 126 runs
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Aug 26, 2008
England won by 10 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Leeds - Aug 22, 2008
England won by 20 runs
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