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Kim Hughes      

Full name Kimberley John Hughes

Born January 26, 1954, Margaret River, Western Australia

Current age 60 years 336 days

Major teams Australia, Natal, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - GA Hughes

Kimberley John Hughes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 70 124 6 4415 213 37.41 9 22 444 27 50 0
ODIs 97 88 6 1968 98 24.00 2919 67.42 0 17 141 12 27 0
First-class 216 368 20 12711 213 36.52 26 69 155 0
List A 148 137 8 3122 119 24.20 1 23 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 70 6 85 28 0 - - - 1.97 - 0 0 0
ODIs 97 1 1 4 0 - - - 24.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 216 194 97 3 1/0 32.33 3.00 64.6 0 0
List A 148 80 61 2 2/38 2/38 30.50 4.57 40.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 22-27, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 4, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sharjah, Mar 29, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1991
List A span 1975-1991
Profile

Kim Hughes made a century on debut for Western Australia, a poised hundred in his fourth Test, and captained Australia to victory in his 11th: a speedy eminence partly attributable to the absence of senior players with World Series Cricket, but an outcome also of native precocity. Not everything afterwards came so easily, though at his best his strokeplay gave off a reek of extravagance, as in the Centenary Test at Lord's in 1980, and danger, as in the Boxing Day Test of the following year. Between times, there were more melancholy moments: he was a luckless captain during the 1981 "Botham's Ashes" series, and a hapless target during his final four Test innings, which brought him only two runs. Identified with the cause of the Board by former Packer signatories, Hughes was only suffered by them as a skipper, and his tearful resignation at Brisbane in December 1984 after only four victories in 28 matches was one of that office's sorriest spectacles. He ended his international career leading the sanction-busting Australian "rebel" teams to South Africa, a disenchanted, alienated figure, like the captain of the Flying Dutchman.
Gideon Haigh

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Mar 2009

Cover image of <i>Golden Boy</i> by Christian Ryan

Golden Boy by Christian Ryan

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Nov 26, 1984

A tearful Kim Hughes walks out of a media conference after announcing his resignation as captain, Brisbane, November 26, 1984

A tearful Kim Hughes walks out of a media conference

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Aug 11, 1981

Kim Hughes discusses tactics with Mike Whitney, England v Australia, 5th Test, Old Trafford, August 1981

Kim Hughes discusses tactics with Mike Whitney

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1981

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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