John Bracewell      

Full name John Garry Bracewell

Born April 15, 1958, Auckland

Current age 56 years 104 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Gloucestershire, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Brother - DW Bracewell, Brother - MA Bracewell, Brother - BP Bracewell, Nephew - DAJ Bracewell, Nephew - MG Bracewell

John Garry Bracewell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 41 60 11 1001 110 20.42 2503 39.99 1 4 82 4 31 0
ODIs 53 43 12 512 43 16.51 717 71.40 0 0 36 3 19 0
First-class 149 208 40 4354 110 25.91 4 125 0
List A 106 87 20 1373 66 20.49 0 3 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 67 8403 3653 102 6/32 10/106 35.81 2.60 82.3 5 4 1
ODIs 53 50 2447 1884 33 2/3 2/3 57.09 4.61 74.1 0 0 0
First-class 149 13919 522 8/81 26.66 33 9
List A 106 4975 3166 89 3/19 3/19 35.57 3.81 55.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 28-30, 1980 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jul 5-10, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 11-12, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, May 1, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1990
List A span 1981-1990
Profile

A resourceful offspinner with a high action, and a useful, hard-hitting batsman, John Bracewell's strike rate of a wicket every 82 balls was very respectable for a spinner in the 1980s, when the art was virtually dead. He took three six-fors, all of them in New Zealand wins, the most famous of which was at Auckland in 1985-86. Bracewell's 6 for 32 helped the Kiwis to a victory that made them the first side to beat Australia in two series in one winter, and he became the first New Zealand spinner to take a ten-for. He could belt the ball too, and at Sydney earlier in the same winter he bashed 83 not out in a last-wicket partnership of 124 with Stephen Boock. Bracewell went on to coach Gloucestershire, inspiring them to a series of one-day trophies at the turn of the century. He returned to New Zealand, as the national coach, in September 2003. He guided New Zealand through a moderately successful period and took them to his first World Cup as coach with momentum having won the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy for the first time. After the 2007 World Cup, where New Zealand finished semi-finalists, he was give a two-year extension as coach, but results were hard to come by and by the time he quit, in November 2008, New Zealand had slipped to eighth in the Test rankings. Bracewell returned to Gloucestershire for another stint as coach.
Rob Smyth January 2009

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Oct 15, 2008

John Bracewell makes a point to Kyle Mills, Chittagong, October 15, 2008

John Bracewell makes a point to Kyle Mills

© AFP

Oct 15, 2008

Daniel Vettori listens to advice from coach John Bracewell, Chittagong, October 15, 2008

Daniel Vettori listens to advice from John Bracewell

© AFP

Jun 4, 2008

John Bracewell engages in some catching practice, Trent Bridge, June 4, 2008

John Bracewell engages in some catching practice

© Getty Images

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