Full name Graham Douglas McKenzie
Born June 24, 1941, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
Current age 75 years 304 days
Major teams Australia, Leicestershire, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1961 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9-14, 1971 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard|
|First-class span||1959/60 - 1975|
|List A span||1964 - 1979/80|
Graham McKenzie's easy approach and well-oiled action were deceptive: he hit the pitch, the bat, and sometimes batsmen very hard indeed. Picked on his first Ashes tour as a teenager in 1961, he impressed at once with his pace and poise; nothing seemed to ruffle him, although when stirred he possessed a wicked bouncer. By the age of 23, he had 100 Test wickets; by the age of 27y 200 - this despite a general lack of support and an era of benign pitches. Overwork, however, finally took its toll, and he renounced Test cricket - only two wickets short of the Australian wicket record then held by Richie Benaud - in favour of county cricket with Leicestershire. In 1975, his last year at Grace Road, they won the Championship for the first time.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?