Full name Jeffrey Robert Hammond
Born April 19, 1950, North Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 66 years 341 days
Major teams Australia, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Son - AJ Hammond
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Feb 16-21, 1973 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 21-26, 1973 scorecard|
|Only ODI||England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard|
|First-class span||1969/70 - 1980/81|
|List A span||1970/71 - 1980/81|
Jeff Hammond was a right-arm fast-medium bowler whose career was dogged by injury and ended by a back problem. He took 34 wickets his second season for South Australia in 1970-71, and was the youngest member of the side which toured England in 1972. Although he did not appear in the Tests, he made an impact, notably when he took 6 for 15 to blast out the Minor Counties, but showed signs of having a suspect back. He played all five Tests in the Caribbean in 1972-73. and in Guyana ripped through West Indies top-order with four wickets to reduce them to 42 for 4 and set up Australia for a 10-wicket win. But he broke a foot on his return home, and was never able to force his way back into a side dominated by Lillee, Thomson and Walker.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history