Luke Pomersbach      

Full name Luke Anthony Pomersbach

Born September 28, 1984, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 30 years 57 days

Major teams Australia, Brisbane Heat, Gosnells, Kings XI Punjab, Queensland, Queensland Under-23s, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Western Australia

Nickname Pomers

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 1.78 m

Luke Anthony Pomersbach
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 0 15 15 15.00 7 214.28 0 0 1 1 0 0
First-class 39 74 4 2785 176 39.78 4385 63.51 5 20 355 45 51 0
List A 37 34 2 666 104* 20.81 944 70.55 1 2 61 12 20 0
Twenty20 56 54 7 1228 112* 26.12 946 129.80 1 5 122 46 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 39 16 273 154 5 1/4 1/6 30.80 3.38 54.6 0 0 0
List A 37 1 18 16 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only T20I Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 11, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v Western Australia at Hobart, Dec 19-22, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Feb 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Nov 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Feb 27, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Jan 10, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Hobart, Jan 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 15 Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 20 Feb 2014 FC
0, 47 Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 12 Feb 2014 FC
0, 110 Qld U23s v WA U23s Brisbane 27 Jan 2014 Other
60 Heat v Hurricanes Hobart 23 Jan 2014 T20
20 Heat v Strikers Adelaide 18 Jan 2014 T20
1 PM's XI v England XI Canberra 14 Jan 2014 Other OD
1 Heat v Melb Stars Brisbane 11 Jan 2014 T20
25 Heat v Syd Thunder Sydney 8 Jan 2014 T20
15 Heat v Syd Sixers Brisbane 2 Jan 2014 T20
21 Heat v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 30 Dec 2013 T20
Profile

A powerful left-hand batsman who pounces on short balls and backs his batting instincts, Luke Pomersbach made one of the most remarkable international debuts when he was called into Australia's Twenty20 side in Perth in December 2007. Brad Hodge injured his back while bending over to pull on his trousers and the call went out to Pomersbach, who was parking his car to attend the game as a spectator. After the shock subsided, he struck a six on his way to 15 from seven balls as Australia beat New Zealand, in a season when he was also named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year. If the circumstances of his debut were not incredible enough, Pomersbach was also suspended by Western Australia at the time after a drinking session with Shaun Marsh. Unfortunately for Pomersbach, that was the trend of his time with Western Australia: off-field issues too often overshadowed his on-field exploits. Four times he was suspended by the WACA and in 2009 he escaped a jail sentence when he admitted to assaulting a police officer and drink driving. In 2011 he missed a practice match following a drinking session and subsequently announced that he would take the summer off from representing Western Australia in an effort to address his issues.

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Dec 10, 2013

Joe Burns and Luke Pomersbach added 193 for the opening wicket, Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 3rd day, December 10, 2013

Joe Burns and Luke Pomersbach added 193 for the opening wicket

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May 11, 2013

Luke Pomersbach defends off the back foot, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Mohali, May 11, 2013

Luke Pomersbach defends off the back foot

© BCCI

May 2, 2013

Luke Pomersbach was bowled by Mohit Sharma, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2013, Chennai, May 2, 2013

Luke Pomersbach was bowled by Mohit Sharma

© BCCI

Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2008

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Royals at Mumbai - Jun 1, 2008
Royals won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 31, 2008
Super Kings won by 9 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Royals at Mumbai - May 30, 2008
Royals won by 105 runs
Kings XI v Royals at Mohali - May 28, 2008
Kings XI won by 41 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 28, 2008
Mum Indians won by 9 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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