John Commins      

Full name John Brian Commins

Born February 19, 1965, East London, Cape Province

Current age 49 years 144 days

Major teams South Africa, Boland, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - KT Commins, Uncle - JE Commins

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 1 125 45 25.00 398 31.40 0 0 12 0 2 0
First-class 94 164 21 5835 200* 40.80 13 34 32 0
List A 77 72 11 1782 93 29.21 0 14 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 94 323 170 4 2/28 42.50 3.15 80.7 0 0
List A 77 18 27 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 26-30, 1994 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 19-23, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1984-2000
List A span 1987-2000
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 SA Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
19 SA Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

A dependable middle-order batsman, Commins was consistent and reliable without being flashy or pretty with the bat. He was good enough to make the South African Test side as a No. 3 in 1993-94, and did well until he was sidelined by a groin injury, one which was aggrevated when he set off for a single while batting with a runner and was run-out as he dived to make his ground. His age went against him when he returned to fitness, although he continued to score freely for Western Province either side of a brief stint at Boland.
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Nov 23, 1997

Clive Eksteen bowls to John Commins during the SuperSport Series match between Gauteng and Western Province. Nic Pothas is the 'keeper, with Stefan Jacobs and Ken Rutherford the close-in fielders. The non-striker is Eric Simons.

Eksteen bowls to Commins, 1997

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