Ian Redpath      

Full name Ian Ritchie Redpath

Born May 11, 1941, Geelong, Victoria

Current age 74 years 15 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Ian Ritchie Redpath
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 66 120 11 4737 171 43.45 8 31 2 83 0
ODIs 5 5 0 46 24 9.20 67 68.65 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 226 391 34 14993 261 41.99 32 84 211 0
List A 16 16 0 255 62 15.93 0 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 66 6 64 41 0 - - - 3.84 - 0 0 0
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 226 792 466 13 3/24 35.84 3.53 60.9 0 0
List A 16 71 68 5 2/0 2/0 13.60 5.74 14.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 1-6, 1964 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1961/62 - 1975/76
List A span 1970/71 - 1975/76
Profile

An old boy of Geelong College, like Lindsay Hassett, Jack Iverson and Paul Sheahan, Ian Redpath began his career as a sweet striker of the ball, but became an opener so obdurate that he did not strike a six until his 66th Test (whereupon he promptly cracked another one). A lanky, long-necked figure without a spare ounce of flesh, he was the last Australian to play as an amateur: in 1963-64 he declined his fee so as not to jeopardise his amateur football career. It didn't do him any harm: he made 97. Two other unusual accomplishments lend colour to his career: no Australian has taken more runs from a first-class over, and no Australian has both carried his bat through a completed Test innings and been no-balled for throwing. Redpath was later awarded an MBE and, upon retirement, resumed a career in antique-dealing and went on to coach Victoria.
Gideon Haigh

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Dec 27, 2006

Ian Redpath on the sidelines of a Test at the MCG, Melbourne, December 27, 2006

Ian Redpath on the sidelines of a Test at the MCG

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2003

Ian Redpath proposes a toast during the Cricket Victoria Players Dinner in the Long Room at the MCG in Melbourne, October 16, 2003

Ian Redpath proposes a toast

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May 2, 1973

Ian Redpath photographed at Sydney airport, Sydney, May 2, 1973

Ian Redpath photographed at Sydney airport

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