Full name Jonathan Paul Millmow
Born September 22, 1967, Wellington
Current age 48 years 307 days
Major teams New Zealand, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sharjah, Apr 26, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at The Oval, May 25, 1990 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986/87 - 1991/92|
|List A span||1986/87 - 1990|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/24||Well Legn XI||v Cant Inv XI||Wellington||13 Mar 2011||Other T20|
Jonathan Millmow was selected for the 1990 tour of England after several seasons of developing promise on the New Zealand domestic scene. He was a key part of the Wellington side which was to the forefront of both the first-class and one-day programmes in New Zealand during the late-1980s. His rise to international status began after a tour to Zimbabwe in 1988 with the New Zealand Young Internationals side. In the 1989-90 season, Millmow finished second on the New Zealand bowling averages, taking 33 wickets at 21.18, to help Wellington win the Shell Trophy.
A fast-medium bowler, he used his height to good advantage to gain steepling bounce on harder pitches which complemented his natural outswinger. This was especially the case in the match against Otago on a faster Basin Reserve pitch in Wellington. He took his career best figures of 6 for 13 in the first innings when Otago were dismissed for 57, and followed that with 4 for 70 as Wellington took an eight-wicket win. He was seen as a player capable of filling the mantle soon to be left vacant with the pending retirement of Richard Hadlee. However, halfway through the tour of England, shin splints forced Millmow out of the tour which had started with a tournament in Sharjah. He played five one-day internationals.
Back in New Zealand, Millmow battled hard to recover his best touches and in the summer of 1991-92, he offered an early suggestion that he was back on track when taking 5 for 49 and 3 for 44 for Wellington against Auckland. But, in the following game against Central Districts, he broke down in the first innings of the game, and he didn't recover. While he continued to try to come back, his career was complete, left on a statistical frustration of 99 first-class wickets at 28.19. While disappointing for him, it was also reflective of the disappointment felt by a cricket public robbed of a player who had offered the prospect of penetration, at a time when there were few assets available.
Millmow entered a career in journalism and became the cricket writer for the Dominion Post newspaper in Wellington.
The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood
Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity
Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's
England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best
Australia will be hoping that Mitchell Marsh grows from an emerging allrounder into a top-quality allrounder by the end of the Sri Lanka tour
Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both