Year Review 2007 / Players / Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher      

Full name Mark Verdon Boucher

Born December 3, 1976, East London, Cape Province

Current age 38 years 25 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Border, Cape Cobras, ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warriors

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mark Verdon Boucher
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 147 206 24 5515 125 30.30 11005 50.11 5 35 656 20 532 23
ODIs 295 221 57 4686 147* 28.57 5528 84.76 1 26 356 83 403 22
T20Is 25 21 6 268 36* 17.86 275 97.45 0 0 22 2 18 1
First-class 212 306 42 8803 134 33.34 10 53 712 37
List A 365 287 70 6218 147* 28.65 2 35 484 31
Twenty20 90 76 27 1378 60* 28.12 1194 115.41 0 4 103 39 48 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 147 1 8 6 1 1/6 1/6 6.00 4.50 8.0 0 0 0
ODIs 295 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 212 32 28 1 1/6 28.00 5.25 32.0 0 0
List A 365 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v South Africa at Sheikhupura, Oct 17-21, 1997 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 23-27, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v South Africa at Perth, Jan 16, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Australia at Durban, Oct 28, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v South Africa at Gros Islet, May 10, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 23-27, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Cape Cobras v Warriors at Cape Town, Dec 9, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eastern Cape v Western Province Boland at Port Elizabeth, Apr 13, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Paarl, Feb 26, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 0c/0s Sth Africans v Somerset Taunton 9 Jul 2012 Other
6, 1c/0s Int XI v Asian XI Toronto 12 May 2012 Other T20
46, 3c/0s, 1c/0s South Africa v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
2c/0s, 24, 3c/0s South Africa v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012 Test # 2036
4, 2c/0s, 34*, 0c/0s South Africa v New Zealand Dunedin 7 Mar 2012 Test # 2035
2c/0s, 2 Cape Cobras v Dolphins Paarl 26 Feb 2012 T20
36*, 1c/0s Cape Cobras v Lions Johannesburg 24 Feb 2012 T20
23*, 1c/0s Cape Cobras v Impi Paarl 22 Feb 2012 T20
11, 1c/0s Cape Cobras v Knights Kimberley 17 Feb 2012 T20
9, 0c/3s Cape Cobras v Warriors Port Elizabeth 15 Feb 2012 T20
Profile

A man to go to war with, but never against, Mark Boucher packed all the archetypical attributes of the South African cricketer into his short, stocky frame. He was relentlessly competitive, invariably aggressive, and as hard and uncompromising as the new ball. After an international career that lasted almost 15 years, the end was desperately unfortunate, as Boucher was forced to announce his retirement after being hit in the eye by a bail in a warm-up game on the tour to England in 2012, which would have been his last series anyway. Boucher finished with 998 international dismissals as a wicketkeeper, including 555 in 147 Tests.

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Timeline
    • October 17-21, 1997
      A rain-marred debut
      • Mark Boucher's Test debut in Sheikhpura is a virtual non-event. In a game where three days are washed out due to rain, he only keeps wicket for 17 overs without any scalps. He does get an opportunity to bat, however, but only manages six runs.
    • January 16, 1998
      A more promising start in ODIs
      • Boucher has better fortune in his first ODI, against New Zealand in Perth, where he holds on to two catches but his batting, yet again, doesn't make much of an impression.
    • March 6-10, 1998
      Entering the record books
      • He hits the headlines in the home Test series against Pakistan in Port Elizabeth, scoring a half-century and, more importantly, accounting for nine dismissals - eight catches and a stumping - equalling his predecessor David Richardson's South African record. He sets a new South Africa record for a three-Test series, with 18 dismissals. Another landmark is his six dismissals in Pakistan's first innings, the second-highest in the all-time list.
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Nov 26, 2013

Mark Boucher plays golf, Malelane, November 26, 2013

Mark Boucher plays golf

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Sep 26, 2013

Mark Boucher at the pro-am Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews, September 26, 2013

Mark Boucher at the pro-am Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

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2013

Mark Boucher inspects a tranquilised rhino

Mark Boucher inspects a tranquilised rhino

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 1998

South Africa Player of the Year 2000

South Africa Player of the Year 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth - Dec 26-30
South Africa 417/8d West Indies 147/2
Dolphins v Titans at Durban - Dec 27-30
Dolphins 508/8d Titans 107/3
Cape Cobras v Knights at Paarl - Dec 27-30
Knights 570/5d Cape Cobras 116/1
3rd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town
Jan 2-6, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
Gauteng Invitation XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
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