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Shayne O'Connor      

Full name Shayne Barry O'Connor

Born November 15, 1973, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Current age 40 years 319 days

Major teams New Zealand, Otago

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Shayne Barry O'Connor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 27 9 103 20 5.72 524 19.65 0 0 7 0 6 0
ODIs 38 13 6 24 8 3.42 91 26.37 0 0 1 1 11 0
First-class 73 94 31 790 47 12.53 0 0 27 0
List A 104 54 24 264 22 8.80 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 34 3667 1724 53 5/51 7/104 32.52 2.82 69.1 2 1 0
ODIs 38 38 1487 1396 46 5/39 5/39 30.34 5.63 32.3 1 2 0
First-class 73 14199 6582 278 6/31 23.67 2.78 51.0 16 2
List A 104 4854 3898 145 5/39 5/39 26.88 4.81 33.4 6 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 18-22, 1997 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 8-12, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 20, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Nov 4, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1994-2003
List A span 1995-2003
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 2/20 Wellington A v Northern D A Lincoln 9 Jan 2013 Other T20
1/29 Wellington A v Auckland A Lincoln 8 Jan 2013 Other T20
0/21 Wellington A v Canterbury A Lincoln 8 Jan 2013 Other T20
1*, 0/26 Wellington A v Auckland A Lincoln 6 Jan 2013 Other OD
1/21 Wellington A v Otago A Lincoln 4 Jan 2013 Other OD
0/35 Wellington A v Central D A Lincoln 3 Jan 2013 Other OD
0/46 Wellington A v Canterbury A Lincoln 2 Jan 2013 Other OD
Profile

A tall, lean left-armer O'Connor has the classical build for an over-the-wicket attacking bowler. After starting first-class cricket as a 21-year-old O'Connor relied very much on a short-of-a-length bounce attack. Then he changed, concentrating on bowling inswing, with sudden success against Australia and South Africa. A knee injury halted his 2000-01 season, and O'Connor spent the convalescing time eradicating a kink in his action, and finding even more inswing. O'Connor used to be a costly one-day bowler, but became much more effective with his changed style. But injuries and inability to find a regular place in the New Zealand side took their final toll. He announced his retirement after the 2003 World Cup, saying: "I've got an opportunity to get a business up and running and hopefully that's going to set me up for the rest of my life."
Don Cameron

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Feb 2, 2003

South Island bowler Shayne O'Connor delivers a ball during his first innings spell of 0-35 from four overs. State of Origin: North Island v South Island at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, 2 February 2003.

O'Connor delivers a ball. State of Origin: North Island v South Island at Auckland, 2 Feb 2003

© Photosport

Apr 7, 2002

Portrait of Shayne O'Connor - New Zealand player in the 2001/02 season.

Shayne O'Connor - Portrait, November 2001

© New Zealand Cricket

Oct 26, 2001

Portrait of Shayne O'Connor, October 2001

Shayne O'Connor - Portrait October 2001

© Getty Images

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 4, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 2, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 193 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 29, 2013
U.A.E. won by 135 runs
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 27, 2013
U.A.E. won by 158 runs
Ireland v Scotland at Belfast - Sep 8, 2013
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)
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