Michael Papps      

Full name Michael Hugh William Papps

Born July 2, 1979, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 35 years 173 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 152 277 24 9596 206* 37.92 25 44 187 6
List A 142 142 11 5394 162* 41.17 12 29 74 4
Twenty20 65 61 4 1279 70* 22.43 1072 119.30 0 7 146 28 13 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 152 32 21 0 - - - 3.93 - 0 0 0
List A 142 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 18-20, 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 Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24, 5 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 18 Dec 2014 FC
5, 4 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 11 Dec 2014 FC
1, 0c/1s Wellington v Auckland Hamilton 7 Dec 2014 T20
0c/1s, 65 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 5 Dec 2014 T20
- Wellington v Otago Dunedin 30 Nov 2014 T20
0c/0s, 21 Wellington v Central D Wellington 23 Nov 2014 T20
9, 1c/0s Wellington v Canterbury Wellington 22 Nov 2014 T20
41, 0c/0s Wellington v Auckland Wellington 21 Nov 2014 T20
0c/0s, 11 Wellington v Otago Hamilton 9 Nov 2014 T20
1, 0c/0s Wellington v Canterbury Hamilton 8 Nov 2014 T20
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

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch
Dec 26-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Auckland v Wellington at Auckland
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Canterbury at New Plymouth
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Northern D at Alexandra
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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