Neil McKenzie      

Full name Neil Douglas McKenzie

Born November 24, 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 38 years 232 days

Major teams South Africa, Barbados Tridents, Durham, Gauteng, Hampshire, Lions, Northerns, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education King Edward VII, RAU

Relation Father - KA McKenzie

Neil Douglas McKenzie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 58 94 7 3253 226 37.39 7744 42.00 5 16 409 22 54 0
ODIs 64 55 10 1688 131* 37.51 2432 69.40 2 10 142 8 21 0
T20Is 2 1 1 7 7* - 8 87.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 272 465 59 18351 237 45.19 50 85 238 0
List A 283 255 40 8065 131* 37.51 10 56 86 0
Twenty20 139 125 37 3118 89* 35.43 2582 120.75 0 18 322 46 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 6 90 68 0 - - - 4.53 - 0 0 0
ODIs 64 5 46 27 0 - - - 3.52 - 0 0 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 272 1054 568 11 2/13 51.63 3.23 95.8 0 0
List A 283 255 248 4 2/19 2/19 62.00 5.83 63.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 139 4 24 34 1 1/4 1/4 34.00 8.50 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 20-23, 2000 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Mar 6-10, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Durban, Feb 2, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Perth, Jan 30, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class Dolphins v Lions at Durban, Mar 27-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Lions v Cape Cobras at Johannesburg, Oct 30, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lions v Dolphins at Johannesburg, Apr 16, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Red Steel v Barbados Tridents at St George's, Jul 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7 Tridents v Red Steel St George's 12 Jul 2014 T20
26, 0/15, 5 Lions v Dolphins Durban 27 Mar 2014 FC
59, 0/17, 5 Lions v Warriors Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2014 FC
12, 3* Lions v Knights Johannesburg 6 Mar 2014 FC
48 Lions v Titans Johannesburg 20 Feb 2014 FC
20, 4 Lions v Cape Cobras Cape Town 13 Feb 2014 FC
40* Lions v Dolphins Johannesburg 2 Feb 2014 T20
0 Lions v Cape Cobras Johannesburg 31 Jan 2014 T20
0 Lions v Titans Benoni 26 Jan 2014 T20
- Lions v Knights Potchefstroom 24 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

Popular, mildly eccentric and unassuming, Neil McKenzie was a stalwart in South Africa's middle-order for four years in the early 2000s, despite a less-than-promising start as an opening batsman in Sri Lanka in 2000. From good cricketing stock - father Kevin was a carefree middle-order batsman who represented South Africa during the rebel era - Neil captained both the South African Schools and Under-19 teams before falling under the influence of former New Zealand captain Ken Rutherford at Gauteng. He made his maiden Test and ODI centuries against New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively during the summer of 2000-01 and was able to take advantage of the confusion over the roles of Daryll Cullinan and Jonty Rhodes to establish himself as a more-or-less permanent fixture in both teams. Questions were asked of his ability to cope with the very best spinners, but not enough to warrant his three-and-a-half year exile from the side from March 2004, at a time when he ought to have been at the height of his career. He was eventually recalled to face West Indies at Cape Town in January 2008. Neat and economical at the crease, McKenzie is particularly strong on the leg side. On the tour of Bangladesh which followed, he was involved in a world record opening stand of 415 with his captain Graeme Smith. Prior to South Africa's tour of England, he signed for Durham for the early part of the 2008 season.
Peter Robinson and Cricinfo staff June 2008

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Sep 7, 2013

Dean Cosker completed the run-out of Neil McKenzie, Hampshire v Glamorgan, YB40 semi-final, Ageas Bowl, September 7, 2013

Dean Cosker completed the run-out of Neil McKenzie

© Getty Images

Jun 6, 2013

Neil McKenzie made a hundred in his first appearance of the season, Hampshire v Kent, County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, June 6, 2013

Neil McKenzie made a hundred in his first appearance of the season

© Getty Images

Oct 28, 2012

Neil McKenzie lasted four deliveries, Lions v Sydney Sixers, final, CLT20, Johannesburg, October 28, 2012

Neil McKenzie lasted four deliveries

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days