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Lee Germon      

Full name Lee Kenneth Germon

Born November 4, 1968, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 49 years 204 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Lee Kenneth Germon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 12 21 3 382 55 21.22 978 39.05 0 1 54 1 27 2
ODIs Insights on odi 37 31 5 519 89 19.96 787 65.94 0 3 28 1 21 9
First-class 103 142 35 3123 160* 29.18 4 10 258 26
List A 136 105 23 1586 89 19.34 0 7 119 28
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 103 10 12 1 1/12 12.00 7.20 10.0 0 0
List A 136 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Bengaluru, Oct 18-20, 1995 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 6-10, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein, Dec 8, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 4, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987/88 - 2001/02
List A span 1987/88 - 2001/02

After the controversy during the tour of RSA in 1994-5 and the poor form during the home centenary season immediately following that, the administration of the New Zealand game at the top level fell apart. Part of the shake-up involved appointing a new coach (Glenn Turner) and this, in turn, led to a change of New Zealand captain. Turner wanted someone with proven leadership skills, who had the respect of the players, and who could maintain discipline both on and off the field by his own example. He had no hesitation in going for Lee Germon, a player with no previous Test experience, but who had been on the tour of South Africa and had proven leadership skills at provincial level. With Canterbury, he was required to take over an ailing team, many of whom were more experienced, and he did an excellent job of moulding them into the best provincial team in the country. He was a keeper who can bat in the lower-middle order, and a place was found for him in the team by converting Adam Parore into a specialist batsman. As a keeper he was a good, if inconsistent, player and he was better standing up. Much of his inconsistency as a keeper could be put down to that. As a batsman he loved to pepper the boundary square on the off side off the back foot, and his batting form as captain in India was ample proof of his ability to lead by example. At ODI level, with the side in desperate need of a No. 3, Germon was occasionally pressed into service in this role. Against Australia in the 1996 World Cup quarter-final he was outstandingly successful at No. 3, sharing in a huge partnership with Chris Harris. In 1997 his form fell away under new coach Steve Rixon and he started to lose some of the players' respect. With Turner not involved in either coaching or selection he lost his place in the side.
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Nov 23, 2000

Portrait of Lee Germon - Otago squad member for the 2000/01 season

Lee Germon - Portrait

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Feb 27, 1997

Lee Germon in action, New Zealand v England, February 27, 1997

Lee Germon in action

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Feb 20, 1997

Keeper Lee Germon stands up to the stumps while Chris Harris bowls to Alec Stewart, New Zealand v England, 1st ODI, Christchurch, February 20, 1997

Keeper Lee Germon stands up to the stumps while Chris Harris bowls to Alec Stewart

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