Trevor Franklin      

Full name Trevor John Franklin

Born March 15, 1962, Mount Eden, Auckland

Current age 52 years 35 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 37 1 828 101 23.00 3131 26.44 1 4 83 1 8 0
ODIs 3 3 0 27 21 9.00 89 30.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 148 254 20 7794 181 33.30 15 40 79 0
List A 61 60 2 1392 102 24.00 1 6 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 148 91 51 1 1/21 51.00 3.36 91.0 0 0
List A 61 54 50 1 1/23 1/23 50.00 5.55 54.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Aug 25-29, 1983 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Mar 1-5, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 17, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, Dec 10, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1993
List A span 1980-1993
Profile

Lanky New Zealand opener Trevor Franklin knew only one way to play, and it didn't involve too many horizontal-bat shots. In 21 Tests he scored his runs at a rate of 27 runs per 100 balls. That equates to 1.6 runs per over, and makes him slower than those great blockers Chris Tavaré (33) and Jimmy Adams (38). But despite boring spectators and bowlers into submission Franklin was a popular figure, mainly because he was so unlucky with injuries. Most famously, he had his leg shattered when he was run over by a luggage trailer at Gatwick Airport in 1986, and he didn't play a Test for nearly two years. He wasn't endowed with good luck. On that tour he also broke a thumb, and in 1991-92 had his forearm smashed by David Lawrence. Even though it did take seven hours, his first and only Test hundred, against England at Lord's in 1990, was extremely well received.
Rob Smyth

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Jan 4, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Trevor Franklin's 116 v Canterbury, Eden Park No2 26-27 January 1988

Trevor Franklin's 116 v Canterbury

© Pat Culpan

Jan 4, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Trevor Franklin's 101 v England, Lord's 23rd and 25th June 1990

Trevor Franklin's 101 v England

© Pat Culpan

Jan 4, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Trevor Franklin's 103 v Somerset, Taunton 16-17 May 1990

Trevor Franklin's 103 v Somerset

© Pat Culpan

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