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Simon O'Donnell      

Full name Simon Patrick O'Donnell

Born January 26, 1963, Deniliquin, New South Wales

Current age 51 years 335 days

Major teams Australia, Northumberland, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Simon Patrick O'Donnell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 3 206 48 29.42 471 43.73 0 0 19 3 4 0
ODIs 87 64 15 1242 74* 25.34 1534 80.96 0 9 22 0
First-class 83 133 16 4603 130 39.34 7 31 60 0
List A 116 89 18 1784 74* 25.12 0 12 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 10 940 504 6 3/37 4/114 84.00 3.21 156.6 0 0 0
ODIs 87 87 4350 3102 108 5/13 5/13 28.72 4.27 40.2 5 1 0
First-class 83 11647 5642 151 6/54 37.36 2.90 77.1 2 0
List A 116 5827 4092 126 5/13 5/13 32.47 4.21 46.2 5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 13-18, 1985 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Nov 22-26, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 6, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Hobart, Dec 10, 1991 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1993
List A span 1984-1993
Profile

Multi-talented athlete Simon O'Donnell ended a promising Australian Rules football career to focus on cricket. He went on to become a valuable all-rounder in the Australian one-day team, and was a member of the side when it marked its resurgence with a surprise World Cup win in 1987. O'Donnell the cricketer is most keenly remembered for a number of explosive innings in Australia's middle-lower order. His clean, powerful drives straight of the wicket and through mid-on were particularly effective. His feats included an 18-ball half-century against Sri Lanka in 1990, which remained the fastest 50 scored in ODI cricket for almost six years. However, O'Donnell's intelligent fast-medium bowling often proved to be more pivotal in Australia's one-day fortunes. In the 1987 World Cup he had limited impact with the bat but was a significant wicket-taker and finished the tournament as Australia's most economical bowler. O'Donnell was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the tournament. He made a strong recovery and returned to one-day international cricket from 1988-89. Since his retirement from cricket, O'Donnell has become a member of the Nine Network's commentary team, and is the regular host of The Cricket Show, which airs during the lunch breaks of Tests in Australia.
Anthony Fallick (June 2002)

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Feb 4, 2003

Portrait of Simon O'Donnell, 2003

Simon O'Donnell - Portrait

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 17, 2013
Aus Women won by 114 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 15, 2013
Eng Women won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 15, 2013
SL Women won by 88 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Mumbai (BS) - Feb 13, 2013
Eng Women won by 15 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Mumbai - Feb 13, 2013
WI Women won by 8 runs
SA Women v SL Women at Cuttack - Feb 13, 2013
SA Women won by 110 runs
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