Full name Andrew Gary Johns
Born May 19, 1974, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Current age 41 years 73 days
Major teams New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 1.79 m
|Twenty20 debut||New South Wales v South Australia at Newcastle, Jan 7, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9||NSW||v Tasmania||Sydney||10 Jan 2007||T20|
|0/9, 0*||NSW||v South Aust||Newcastle||7 Jan 2007||T20|
Andrew Johns, one of the world's best rugby league players, was recruited into the New South Wales Twenty20 side in 2006-07 in an effort to draw large crowds to the Blues' two home games. There was plenty of interest, but his appearance did no favours for the team on the field. In the first outing, at his hometown of Newcastle, Johns came in at No. 11 but with 13 needed off the final over his partner, the captain Simon Katich, could not find the boundary and refused to put Johns on strike, leading to a tame loss. In his second outing, at Sydney, Johns proved he was not a hopeless batsman and made 9 from 10 balls but again the Blues' chase was unsuccessful.
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