Full name Shayne Barry O'Connor
Born November 15, 1973, Hastings, Hawke's Bay
Current age 43 years 70 days
Major teams New Zealand, Otago
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 18-22, 1997 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 20, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Nov 4, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1994/95 - 2002/03|
|List A span||1995/96 - 2002/03|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 2/20||Wellington A||v Northern D A||Lincoln||9 Jan 2013||Other T20|
|1/29||Wellington A||v Auckland A||Lincoln||8 Jan 2013||Other T20|
|0/21||Wellington A||v Canterbury A||Lincoln||8 Jan 2013||Other T20|
|1*, 0/26||Wellington A||v Auckland A||Lincoln||6 Jan 2013||Other OD|
|1/21||Wellington A||v Otago A||Lincoln||4 Jan 2013||Other OD|
|0/35||Wellington A||v Central D A||Lincoln||3 Jan 2013||Other OD|
|0/46||Wellington A||v Canterbury A||Lincoln||2 Jan 2013||Other OD|
A tall, lean left-armer O'Connor has the classical build for an over-the-wicket attacking bowler. After starting first-class cricket as a 21-year-old O'Connor relied very much on a short-of-a-length bounce attack. Then he changed, concentrating on bowling inswing, with sudden success against Australia and South Africa. A knee injury halted his 2000-01 season, and O'Connor spent the convalescing time eradicating a kink in his action, and finding even more inswing. O'Connor used to be a costly one-day bowler, but became much more effective with his changed style. But injuries and inability to find a regular place in the New Zealand side took their final toll. He announced his retirement after the 2003 World Cup, saying: "I've got an opportunity to get a business up and running and hopefully that's going to set me up for the rest of my life."
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