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Tama Canning      

Full name Tamahau Karangatukituki Canning

Born April 7, 1977, Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Current age 37 years 262 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Australian Cricket Academy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Tamahau Karangatukituki Canning
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 4 1 52 23* 17.33 73 71.23 0 0 1 2 1 0
First-class 61 88 10 2141 115 27.44 3 8 28 0
List A 83 73 6 1410 92* 21.04 0 6 19 0
Twenty20 2 1 1 10 10* - 12 83.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 4 204 203 5 2/30 2/30 40.60 5.97 40.8 0 0 0
First-class 61 12719 5042 206 6/44 24.47 2.37 61.7 6 0
List A 83 3564 2400 92 4/21 4/21 26.08 4.04 38.7 4 0 0
Twenty20 2 2 42 55 3 2/22 2/22 18.33 7.85 14.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Dec 1, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Napier, Mar 5, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Dec 14-17, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Canterbury v Auckland at Christchurch, Feb 1, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northern Districts v Auckland at Hamilton, Jan 20, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Wellington at Auckland, Jan 29, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/54, 0, 3/62, 1 Auckland v Northern D Auckland 14 Dec 2006 FC
1/64, 4, 2/19, 90* Auckland v Canterbury Auckland 7 Dec 2006 FC
22, 3/108 Auckland v Wellington Christchurch 29 Nov 2006 FC
1, 1/53, 0/29 Auckland v Otago Lincoln 22 Nov 2006 FC
0, 0/3 Auckland v Central D Invercargill 11 Nov 2006 Other T20
1/19, 1 Auckland v Canterbury Invercargill 10 Nov 2006 Other T20
0/39, 18 Auckland v Otago Auckland 26 Mar 2006 FC
25, 4/48, 13*, 3/55 Auckland v Wellington Auckland 19 Mar 2006 FC
1/37, 12, 1/77, 43 Auckland v Central D Palmerston North 11 Mar 2006 FC
10, 3/61, 67 Auckland v Wellington Wellington 27 Feb 2006 FC
Profile

Australian-born allrounder Tama Canning played twice for the Australian Academy side on their tour of Zimbabwe in 1999-2000 before being offered a place in the New Zealand Cricket Academy following some good performance in the Shell Cup. In 2000 the ICC granted him exemption from the usual four-year residential criteria, and he made his one-day international debut in Pakistan in 2003-04 but failed to make his mark with either bat or ball. He was named the Auckland Player of the Year in 2003 after a good season in which he took 46 wickets in the State Championship at an average of 21.97, breaking John Bracewell's haul of 43 in 1986-87. He also scored 451 runs, averaging 37.58. A good start to the domestic season in 2004-05 kept him in the frame, and he was drafted into the one-day side in Australia in December 2004 although his return was brief as he took 1 for 80 in his only appearance. But he had a run-in with the authorities at the end of the 2005-06 season, and he retired in December 2006 after allegedly turning up to bat with a hangover. Heath Mills, the Players' Association manager, said Canning had struggled to meet his obligations as a professional cricketer, thereby prompting him to retire and look for a career outside cricket. He moved back to Perth, his former base.
Martin Williamson December 2006

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Mar 21, 2006

Tama Canning in action,  Auckland v Wellington,  Eden Park, March 21, 2006

Tama Canning in action

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Dec 1, 2003

New Zealand batsman Tama Canning is clean bowled off Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Sami (not in the picture) during the second One Day International (ODI) match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, 01 December 2003

New Zealand batsman Tama Canning is clean bowled off Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Sami

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May 20, 2003

Major winners with their awards. From left: Natalee Scripps (women's bowler of the year), Helen Watson (Crown Relocations first grade women's cricketer of the year), Geoffrey Waterhouse (Crown Relocations first grade men's cricketer of the year), Emily Drumm (women's batsman of the year), Tama Canning (men's bowler of the year and State Auckland cricketer of the year), Aaron Barnes (men's batsman of the year), Reece Young (Vector young cricketer of the year) and Bradford Leonard (Crown Relocations premier men's player of the year). Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at the ASB Bank Lounge, Eden Park, Auckland, 2 April 2003.

Major winners with their awards. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at Auckland, 2 April 2003

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Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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