Full name Kenneth Hervey MacLeay
Born April 2, 1959, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
Current age 57 years 293 days
Major teams Australia, Somerset, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 31, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 1987 scorecard|
|First-class span||1981/82 - 1992|
|List A span||1981/82 - 1992|
Ken MacLeay was the reverse of the norm - an Australian who was born in England. A tall, wiry right-arm seamer and a useful middle-order batsman, he was perfectly suited to the one-day game as was unfortunate to only play in 16 ODIs. He was in the Australian side during the 1983 World Cup, and during that tournament he took 6 for 39 against India at Trent Bridge. At state level he was prolific with both bat and ball. In all he scored three hundreds, the best a brisk 114 against New South Wales at Peeth in 1986-87; with the ball his best was 6 for 93 against the same opposition on the same ground a season earlier. But despite this, he was never seriously considered for the Test team. He finished his days playing two seasons with Somerset.
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