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Andy Pycroft      

Full name Andrew John Pycroft

Born June 6, 1956, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 58 years 147 days

Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Referee, Coach

Andrew John Pycroft
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 152 60 30.40 378 40.21 0 1 12 1 2 0
ODIs 20 19 2 295 61 17.35 560 52.67 0 2 13 1 6 0
First-class 72 129 14 4374 133 38.03 5 31 63 0
List A 100 99 12 2576 104 29.60 1 17 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 72 87 52 1 1/0 52.00 3.58 87.0 0 0
List A 100 12 8 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Nov 7-12, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v Zimbabwe at Albury, Mar 18, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1993
List A span 1979-1992
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, May 6-8, 2009 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test matches 30
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Bristol, May 24, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Aug 30, 2014 scorecard
ODI matches 105
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13, 2014 scorecard
T20I matches 35
T20I statistics
Profile

Andy Pycroft was a high-class batsman, especially strong off the back foot, whose best days were behind him by the time Zimbabwe played their first Test in 1992-93. He played only three Tests before time and the demands of a young family brought his retirement. His first-class cricket was limited by Rhodesia/Zimbabwe's scant fixture list, but he made the most of the few opportunities that came his way. In 1991-92 he hammered 104 off 109 against an Australian B side that contained Shane Warne, Paul Reiffel and Steve Waugh. He captained Zimbabwe in two spells, but did not take to the job naturally, possibly being a little too blunt for the role. After retiring he moved into administration, managing the U-19 side, and becoming a selector and subsequently the head of the selectors. He became Zimbabwe's coach in 2001 but resigned during the 2003 World Cup citing a lack of communication with his fellow selectors. It was a warning of the issues which were to rip Zimbabwe cricket apart the following year.
Martin Williamson

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May 23, 2014

Match referee Andy Pycroft discusses Mumbai Indians' last-minute substitution of Praveen Kumar, Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 23, 2014

Match referee Andy Pycroft discusses Mumbai Indians' last-minute substitution of Praveen Kumar

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Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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