Max Walker      

Full name Maxwell Henry Norman Walker

Born September 12, 1948, West Hobart, Tasmania

Current age 65 years 315 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Also known as Tangles

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Commentator

Maxwell Henry Norman Walker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 43 13 586 78* 19.53 0 1 54 1 12 0
ODIs 17 11 3 79 20 9.87 170 46.47 0 0 6 0 6 0
First-class 135 170 40 2014 78* 15.49 0 3 49 0
List A 41 26 9 261 31 15.35 0 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 63 10094 3792 138 8/143 8/143 27.47 2.25 73.1 9 6 0
ODIs 17 17 1006 546 20 4/19 4/19 27.30 3.25 50.3 1 0 0
First-class 135 33619 13209 499 8/143 26.47 2.35 67.3 21 0
List A 41 2423 1315 52 4/19 4/19 25.28 3.25 46.5 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1972 - Jan 3, 1973 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Feb 1, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1982
List A span 1971-1982
Profile

Just as Lindwall and Miller were complemented by Bill Johnston, during their salad days Lillee and Thomson had the unflagging support of Max Walker, a strapping paceman whose convoluted wrong-footed action inspired the nickname "Tangles" and was imitated in backyard games across the country. He was capable of leading Australia's attack at a pinch, as he did during Australia's 1972-73 tour of the West Indies, and when he obtained 8 for 143 in the sixth Test of the 1974-75 Ashes series with both Thomson and Lillee hors de combat. When he retired, in the aftermath of World Series Cricket, Walker became a successful commentator; a series of best-selling anecdote collections reflected his skills as a raconteur.
Gideon Haigh

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2011

Max Walker in Melbourne, 2011

Max Walker in Melbourne

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Oct 11, 1997

Nugget, Dougie and maxie on the podium at an SCG Doug Walters Club lunch

Speakers at the Doug Walters Club lunch

© New South Wales Cricket Association

Jan 16, 1978

Max Walker has Mike Procter caught behind , WSC Australians v WSC World XI, 4th Supertest,  RAS Showground, Sydney, January 15, 1978

Max Walker has Mike Procter caught behind

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