Brian McKechnie      

Full name Brian John McKechnie

Born November 6, 1953, Gore, Southland

Current age 60 years 330 days

Major teams New Zealand, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 5.07

Education Southland Boys' High

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Ct St
ODIs 14 8 4 54 27 13.50 145 37.24 0 0 2 0
First-class 50 73 9 1169 51 18.26 0 2 24 0
List A 26 18 6 168 32 14.00 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 14 14 818 495 19 3/23 3/23 26.05 3.63 43.0 0 0 0
First-class 50 8154 3065 100 4/24 30.65 2.25 81.5 0 0
List A 26 1450 798 32 3/23 3/23 24.93 3.30 45.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut East Africa v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Feb 1, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1986
List A span 1973-1986
Profile

Brian McKechnie was a double international in an era when that was considered to have been a feat from a forgotten era. He made his debut for Otago in the Plunkett Shield while a teenager in 1971-72, helping them win the title. A bits-and-pieces cricketer, his career stats are hardly inspiring withy only two fifties and no five-fors in his 76 first-class and List A matches. But he played in an era when such attributes were valued in one-day cricket and he made 14 appearances for New Zealand, the last being when he faced Trevor Chappell's infamous underarm delivery at the MCG in 1980-81.

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Jan 1, 2003

Members of the New Zealand selection panel enjoy watching the match. From left: chairman of selectors Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand Cricket operations manager John Reid and selector Brian McKechnie. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v India at Jade Stadium, Christchurch, 1 January 2003.

Members of the New Zealand selection panel enjoy watching the match. 3rd ODI: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 1 Jan 2003

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Feb 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell rolls the final ball of the match on the floor to prevent Brian McKechnie from hitting a six to tie the game, Australian v New Zealand, B&H World Series, Melbourne, February 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell rolls the final ball of the match on the floor

© Associated Press

1981

Trevor Chappell walks off after his infamous underarm delivery to Brian McKechnie , Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne, 1981

Trevor Chappell walks off after his infamous underarm delivery to Brian McKechnie

© The Cricketer International

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 21, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT)
Northern D v Auckland at Whangarei
Oct 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 24, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch
Oct 25-28, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
Central D v Otago at Napier
Oct 26-29, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
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