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Ken Rutherford      

Full name Kenneth Robert Rutherford

Born October 26, 1965, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 48 years 279 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gauteng, Otago, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Relation Brother - IA Rutherford, Son - HD Rutherford

Kenneth Robert Rutherford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 56 99 8 2465 107* 27.08 5354 46.04 3 18 314 15 32 0
ODIs 121 115 9 3143 108 29.65 4888 64.30 2 18 223 17 41 0
First-class 220 383 33 13974 317 39.92 35 67 180 0
List A 248 238 20 6888 130* 31.59 6 44 91 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 56 11 256 161 1 1/38 1/38 161.00 3.77 256.0 0 0 0
ODIs 121 17 389 323 10 2/39 2/39 32.30 4.98 38.9 0 0 0
First-class 220 1729 1012 22 5/72 46.00 3.51 78.5 1 0
List A 248 862 703 21 3/26 3/26 33.47 4.89 41.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 29-Apr 3, 1985 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 18-22, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 27, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Apr 1, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2000
List A span 1983-2000
Profile

A slim, balanced and attractive batsman, Ken Rutherford battled back from a dreadful start to his international career to become a regular in the New Zealand side. But there was always the feeling that he had not made the most of his considerable talent. In 1984-85, aged 19, he bagged a pair on debut and managed just 12 runs in seven innings, although it was against West Indies in their pomp and in the Caribbean. Thereafter he was frustratingly inconsistent. He scored three Test centuries, and in 1986 he smashed 317 at Scarborough Festival to show what he was all about - the innings included 199 between lunch and tea, his third hundred coming off 35 minutes off 33 balls. In between, however, there were more failures than there should have been. He captained New Zealand from 1992 to 1995, when he lost the job after a poor season. He captained Gauteng in South Africa, also had a spell as Ireland's coach, and rivalled Doug Walters as one of cricket's legendary punters.
Wisden Cricinfo staff October 2004

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May 20, 2003

Guest speaker former New Zealand captain Ken Rutherford speaks. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at the ASB Bank Lounge, Eden Park, Auckland, 2 April 2003.

Guest speaker Rutherford speaks. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at Auckland, 2 April 2003

© Auckland Cricket Association

Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Ken Rutherford's 119 v Auckland, Dunedin 6th January 1990

Ken Rutherford's 119 v Auckland

© Pat Culpan

Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Ken Rutherford's 107 v England, Wellington 4-5 March 1988

Ken Rutherford's 107 v England

© Pat Culpan

Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1994

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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