Full name Andrew Richard Whittall
Born March 28, 1973, Umtali (now Mutare), Manicaland
Current age 42 years 127 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Cambridge University, Manicaland, Matabeleland
Also known as Structure
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Cousin - GJ Whittall
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Sep 11-14, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 18-22, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Sep 3, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Zimbabwe at Kimberley, Jan 30, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1993 - 1999/00|
|List A span||1996/97 - 1999/00|
Andy Whittall, cousin of the better-known Guy, had the unusual distinction of representing his country overseas before playing first-class cricket at home. He attended Cambridge University and immediately found a place in the University team, with John Crawley as his first captain, and later captained the side himself. Primarily an offspinner, and with so many other prominent allrounders in the Zimbabwe team, he usually batted low down the order, but his ability with the bat tended to be neglected (his first-class best was 91* for Cambridge University). Although a very tall man (his nickname is 'Structure'), he was also a fine middle-distance fielder. His bowling was steady and he improved his accuracy, but rarely troubled the best batsmen , so his main role was to tie up an end in one-day cricket. He lost his place soon after the 1999 World Cup and after that opted to pursue a successful career in sports marketing.
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