John Parker      

Full name John Morton Parker

Born February 21, 1951, Dannevirke, Manawatu

Current age 63 years 153 days

Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Commentator

Relation Brother - KJ Parker, Brother - NM Parker, Daughter - EJ Parker, Nephew - MM Parker

John Morton Parker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 36 63 2 1498 121 24.55 3 5 0 30 0
ODIs 24 20 0 248 66 12.40 403 61.53 0 1 11 1
First-class 207 362 39 11254 195 34.84 21 53 177 5
List A 113 106 8 2121 107 21.64 1 9 45 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 36 1 40 24 1 1/24 1/24 24.00 3.60 40.0 0 0 0
ODIs 24 1 16 10 1 1/10 1/10 10.00 3.75 16.0 0 0 0
First-class 207 903 681 14 3/26 48.64 4.52 64.5 0 0
List A 113 20 12 1 1/10 1/10 12.00 3.60 20.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Feb 2-5, 1973 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Mar 31, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 3, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1984
List A span 1972-1984
Profile

The youngest of three brothers who all played first-class cricket, John Parker made up his mind to follow in the footsteps of Glenn Turner. A determined, if limited, batsman with a short backlift and plenty of pluck, he was also a fine fielder who could keep wicket if needed. In 1971 he paid his way to England, and had a successful trial at Worcester, scoring 91 on his first appearance. His eventual Test debut -- against Pakistan in 1972-73 -- was not so successful, as he broke a bone in his hand while fielding and was unable to bat. He redeemed himself after a miserable tour of England by scoring 108 against Australia at Sydney in 1973-74, and he was a member of the side which that same season beat Australia for the first time, at Christchurch. However, he was inconsistent as an opener, and did better when he dropped down the batting order. Vice-captain to Turner in Pakistan and India in 1976-77, Parker led his country in one match, against Pakistan at Karachi. He later became an amusing TV commentator.
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1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia.  L-R John Morrison, Richard Collinge, Congdon, Jeremy Coney, Dayle Hadlee, John Parker and KR Deas, Christchurch, March 1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia

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