Dirk Wellham      

Full name Dirk MacDonald Wellham

Born March 13, 1959, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 55 years 290 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Uncle - WA Wellham

Dirk MacDonald Wellham
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 0 257 103 23.36 768 33.46 1 0 27 0 5 0
ODIs 17 17 2 379 97 25.26 699 54.22 0 1 16 0 8 0
First-class 148 240 35 8662 167 42.25 16 53 68 0
List A 68 61 7 1624 97 30.07 0 13 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 148 54 25 1 1/11 25.00 2.77 54.0 0 0
List A 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 10-15, 1987 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Dec 17, 1981 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Sharjah, Apr 9, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1994
List A span 1980-1994
Profile

One of only two men to score hundreds on first-class and Test debut, Dirk Wellham was a gifted young player thrust into the national team at 22 after five first-class matches for New South Wales. Picked for two Ashes tours, he played the sixth Test of his first trip in 1981, Wisden describing him as "sturdy, pugnacious and well organised". In the second innings at The Oval he was camped on 99 for 25 minutes, including being dropped by Geoffrey Boycott, before becoming the first Australian since Harry Graham in 1893 to reach a century on debut in England. It would remain his highest score in a six-Test career that also ended against England when he made 17 and 1 at the SCG in 1986-87.

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Apr 1, 1981

Dirk Wellham portrait, 1981

Dirk Wellham portrait

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1981

Dirk Wellham, 1981

Dirk Wellham

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