Neil Johnson      

Full name Neil Clarkson Johnson

Born January 24, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 44 years 270 days

Major teams Ireland, Zimbabwe, Eastern Province, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Matabeleland, Natal, Western Province, Western Province Boland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Education Howick HS; Kingswood College, UPE

Neil Clarkson Johnson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 23 1 532 107 24.18 1107 48.05 1 4 60 4 12 0
ODIs 48 48 2 1679 132* 36.50 2389 70.28 4 11 173 12 19 0
First-class 161 249 29 7569 150 34.40 11 53 218 0
List A 232 223 28 7019 146* 35.99 13 40 122 0
Twenty20 4 4 0 54 44 13.50 69 78.26 0 0 7 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 14 1186 594 15 4/77 4/104 39.60 3.00 79.0 1 0 0
ODIs 48 39 1503 1220 35 4/42 4/42 34.85 4.87 42.9 1 0 0
First-class 161 14754 7620 230 5/79 33.13 3.09 64.1 2 0
List A 232 6135 5310 153 4/19 4/19 34.70 5.19 40.0 3 0 0
Twenty20 4 3 60 59 1 1/12 1/12 59.00 5.90 60.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 7-10, 1998 scorecard
Last Test England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 1-5, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 24, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, Jul 22, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1989/90
Last First-class Western Province Boland v Warriors at Cape Town, Nov 4-7, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A Western Province Boland v Lions at Cape Town, Dec 16, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Western Province Boland v Eastern Cape at Cape Town, Apr 27, 2004 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0c/0s SA Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
0c/0s, 1 SA Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
11, 1c/0s SA Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
0c/0s, 9 SA Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

A naturally-gifted allrounder, Neil Johnson made a strong impression during his short international career, particularly during the 1999 World Cup when he won three Man-of-the-Match awards. An aggressive, strokeplaying left-hander who opened in the one-day games and batted in the middle order in Tests, he was also an attacking seamer with the ability to move the ball away from the right-hander. His one weakness was his tendency to bowl too many four-balls. Possibly because he was so laid-back, Johnson did not get on with former Zimbabwean coach Dave Houghton. Alienated by low pay offers from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Johnson, whose wife did not care for Harare anyway, returned to South Africa (where he had emigrated with his parents as a boy) after the 2000 tour of England. A nomadic cricketer, Johnson has earned a crust with Natal, Western Province, Leicestershire and, in 2001, Hampshire.
Geoffrey Dean

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Dec 23, 2010

The official ICC site falls for the Niel Johnson spoof story, December 23, 2010

The official ICC site falls for the Niel Johnson spoof story

© International Cricket Council

Nov 2, 2003

Neil Johnson sweeps a ball against North West at Newlands on Friday

Neil Johnson sweeps a ball against North West

© Peter J Heeger

Nov 2, 2003

Neil Johnson square drives a ball against North West at Newlands on Friday

Neil Johnson square drives a ball against North West

© Peter J Heeger

Country Fixtures Country Results
BCB XI v Zimbabweans at Fatullah - Oct 20-22
Zimbabweans 241 BCB XI 11/1
1st Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka
Oct 25-29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna
Nov 3-7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
3rd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong
Nov 12-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
BCB XI v Zimbabweans at Chittagong
Nov 19, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
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