John Sparling      

Full name John Trevor Sparling

Born July 24, 1938, Mount Eden, Auckland

Current age 75 years 269 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 20 2 229 50 12.72 0 1 0 3 0
First-class 127 215 26 4606 105 24.37 2 27 86 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 10 708 327 5 1/9 1/9 65.40 2.77 141.6 0 0 0
First-class 127 7223 318 7/49 22.71 17 3
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 3-8, 1958 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Dunedin, Feb 28-Mar 3, 1964 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1971
Profile

John Sparling was a fair-haired allrounder, a solid right-hand batsman, capable offspinner and good fielder. In 1958 in England he scored 513 runs and took 38 wickets, forcing his way into the Tests side where he never really made his mark. He scored a dour 50 in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on his 20th birthday, but that was as good as it got, and his international career was over by the time he was 25. He continued to play domestic cricket until 1971.
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