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Warren Lees      

Full name Warren Kenneth Lees

Born March 19, 1952, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 62 years 284 days

Major teams New Zealand, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Coach

Warren Kenneth Lees
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 21 37 4 778 152 23.57 1 1 5 52 7
ODIs 31 24 5 215 26 11.31 307 70.03 0 0 4 28 2
First-class 146 243 43 4932 152 24.66 5 18 304 44
List A 81 73 16 1071 73* 18.78 0 4 82 10
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 1 5 4 0 - - - 4.80 - 0 0 0
ODIs 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 146 247 109 2 1/34 54.50 2.64 123.5 0 0
List A 81 1 1 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Oct 9-13, 1976 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Aug 25-29, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jun 20, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970-1988
List A span 1971-1988
Profile

Warren Lees followed Ken Wadsworth into the New Zealand side and soon proved himself a capable wicketkeeper-batsman. In only his third Test, against Pakistan at Karachi in 1976-77, he made 152 at a time new Zealand were in deep trouble and followed with 46 in the second innings to save the match. He was very unfortunate to be left out of the tour of England in 1978, arguably being a better wicketkeeper and batsman than Jock Edwards, his replacement, who was described by one journalists as the worst wicketkeeper he had ever seen! He returned to England the following year as part the New Zealand side which reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, but the emergence of Ian Smith meant that this opportunities thereafter were limited. In 1982-83 he took five catches in an innings and eight in the match against Sri Lanka at Wellington, and played his final Tests on the 1983 tour of England. He returned to coach New Zealand between 1990 and 1993.
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Jun 4, 1983

Warren Lees gathers the ball, Arundel, June 4, 1983

Warren Lees gathers the ball

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Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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