Michael Papps      

Full name Michael Hugh William Papps

Born July 2, 1979, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 35 years 111 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - TJT Papps

Michael Hugh William Papps
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 16 1 246 86 16.40 696 35.34 0 2 37 0 11 0
ODIs 6 6 2 207 92* 51.75 342 60.52 0 2 24 0 1 0
First-class 149 271 24 9486 206* 38.40 25 43 184 6
List A 142 142 11 5394 162* 41.17 12 29 74 4
Twenty20 55 52 4 1101 70* 22.93 917 120.06 0 6 123 24 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 149 32 21 0 - - - 3.93 - 0 0 0
List A 142 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 10-14, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Nov 16-18, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 13, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 26, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Northern Districts v Wellington at Mount Maunganui, Apr 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch, Jan 10, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Wellington v Scotland Lincoln 20 Oct 2014 Other OD
14 Wellington v Northern D Mount Maunganui 5 Apr 2014 LA
1c/1s, 32 Wellington v Canterbury Christchurch 2 Apr 2014 LA
0c/0s, 43 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 30 Mar 2014 LA
1c/0s, 18 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 26 Mar 2014 LA
1c/0s, 83* Wellington v Central D Wellington 23 Mar 2014 LA
1c/0s, 34 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 19 Mar 2014 LA
13, 2c/0s Wellington v Northern D Wellington 12 Mar 2014 LA
98, 1c/0s Wellington v Otago Wellington 9 Mar 2014 LA
0 Wellington v Central D Palmerston North 2 Mar 2014 LA
Profile

After a successful junior career Michael Papps - an shortish, unflashy opener with an enviable ability to work the bowlers around and convert length balls into half-volleys - was selected to play against South Africa at home in 2003-04, after a prolific home season that brought him well over 1000 runs in all matches, in another attempt to solve New Zealand's long-running search for a capable opening batsman to partner Stephen Fleming. He impressed in the one-dayers, and was duly selected for the corresponding Test series. He made 59 on his debut, but struggled afterwards. Nevertheless, the selectors kept faith, and picked him to tour England in 2004. An injury to Craig McMillan handed him a spot in the second Test at Headingley. He scored a battling 86, opening in difficult conditions, but at some price: he broke a finger, and was forced to bat down the order in the second innings as New Zealand sunk to a series defeat. After a couple of injury-marred seasons - there was a broken finger, a dislocated shoulder, and a bang on the head from Brett Lee - he was recalled for the South African tour early in 2006. He failed to pass 22 in four attempts in the Tests, but kept his name in the selectors' minds with a stellar domestic season in 2006-07, racking up 1005 runs at 91.36, nearly 250 more than anyone else. His efforts earned him a place on the Test tour of South Africa in 2007-08. Papps can also keep wicket, adding some flexibility to the squad.
Steven Lynch September 2007

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Jan 18, 2013

Michael Papps goes over the top on his way to 70 not out, Wellington v Auckland, HRV Cup play-off, January 18, 2013

Michael Papps goes over the top on his way to 70 not out

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Jan 4, 2010

Michael Papps in action, Auckland v Canterbury, HRV Twenty20 Cup, Auckland, January 4, 2009

Michael Papps in action

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Nov 18, 2007

Michael Papps holds on to the catch to dismiss Dale Steyn, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day, November 18, 2007

Michael Papps holds on to the catch to dismiss Dale Steyn

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2007

Results
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland - Mar 31, 2013
Auckland won by 3 wickets (with 149 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch - Mar 27, 2013
Canterbury won by 61 runs
Auckland v Canterbury at Hamilton - Mar 24, 2013
Auckland won by 128 runs
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 24, 2013
Wellington won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Central D at Christchurch - Mar 20, 2013
Canterbury won by 156 runs
Otago v Auckland at Dunedin - Mar 20, 2013
Otago won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 20, 2013
Wellington won by 106 runs
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