Full name Neil Clarkson Johnson
Born January 24, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)
Current age 46 years 364 days
Major teams Ireland, Zimbabwe, Eastern Province, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Matabeleland, Natal, Western Province, Western Province Boland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
Education Howick HS; Kingswood College, UPE
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 7-10, 1998 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 1-5, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 24, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, Jul 22, 2000 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Province Boland v Warriors at Cape Town, Nov 4-7, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1989/90|
|Last List A||Western Province Boland v Lions at Cape Town, Dec 16, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Western Province Boland v Eastern Cape at Cape Town, Apr 27, 2004 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 0c/0s||SA Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||5 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|0c/0s, 1||SA Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||4 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|11, 1c/0s||SA Masters||v WI Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|0c/0s, 9||SA Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||28 Nov 2009||Other T20|
A naturally-gifted allrounder, Neil Johnson made a strong impression during his short international career, particularly during the 1999 World Cup when he won three Man-of-the-Match awards. An aggressive, strokeplaying left-hander who opened in the one-day games and batted in the middle order in Tests, he was also an attacking seamer with the ability to move the ball away from the right-hander. His one weakness was his tendency to bowl too many four-balls. Possibly because he was so laid-back, Johnson did not get on with former Zimbabwean coach Dave Houghton. Alienated by low pay offers from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Johnson, whose wife did not care for Harare anyway, returned to South Africa (where he had emigrated with his parents as a boy) after the 2000 tour of England. A nomadic cricketer, Johnson has earned a crust with Natal, Western Province, Leicestershire and, in 2001, Hampshire.
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