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Paul Sheahan      

Full name Andrew Paul Sheahan

Born September 30, 1946, Werribee, Victoria

Current age 68 years 23 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Great-grandfather - WH Cooper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 53 6 1594 127 33.91 2 7 2 17 0
ODIs 3 3 0 75 50 25.00 124 60.48 0 1 6 1 0 0
First-class 133 206 33 7987 202 46.16 19 39 89 0
List A 11 9 1 176 50 22.00 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 133 138 66 1 1/19 66.00 2.86 138.0 0 0
List A 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 23-28, 1967 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 5-10, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1965-1974
List A span 1970-1973
Profile

Wisden Overview
Paul Sheahan never quite fulfilled his early promise of being a dashing strokemaker at the top level. A sparkling 81 on debut against India at Adelaide in 1967-68 spoke volumes about his talent, but he never completely mastered the art of crease occupation and his 31 Tests brought only two hundreds. The first was a delightful, chanceless 114 at Kanpur in 1969-70. And after the second - against Pakistan on an MCG featherbed in 1972-73 - Wisden said he was "apparently entrenched as the opener Australia had sought for several seasons". But he played just two more Tests, the last at 27 in New Zealand in 1973-74. He retired to teaching and is now headmaster of Melbourne Grammar School.

Latest Photos

Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

© PA Photos

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