Keith Stackpole      

Full name Keith Raymond Stackpole

Born July 10, 1940, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 74 years 170 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Commentator

Relation Father - KW Stackpole

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 80 5 2807 207 37.42 7 14 10 47 0
ODIs 6 6 0 224 61 37.33 387 57.88 0 3 28 0 1 0
First-class 167 279 22 10100 207 39.29 22 50 166 0
List A 16 16 1 522 69 34.80 0 5 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 40 2321 1001 15 2/33 2/57 66.73 2.58 154.7 0 0 0
ODIs 6 2 77 54 3 3/40 3/40 18.00 4.20 25.6 0 0 0
First-class 167 11337 5814 148 5/38 39.28 3.07 76.6 2 0
List A 16 240 175 10 3/14 3/14 17.50 4.37 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 1, 1966 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Mar 22-24, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Mar 31, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1959-1974
List A span 1970-1974
Profile

A red-faced, red-blooded batsman who followed his father into Victoria's Sheffield Shield team, Keith Stackpole was initially drafted by his country as an middle-order batsman who bowled legbreaks, but found his m├ętier when co-opted as an opener by his captain Bill Lawry. Bowlers griped about his good fortune - and his highest Test score of 207 followed a narrow run-out squeak at 18 - but Stackpole belaboured the ball so brutally that he could count on his share of missed chances. Nettled by his failure to make the 1968 Ashes tour, he batted with poise and purpose as Ian Chappell's deputy in England in 1972, and headed the Test averages. Now hits hard as a radio commentator.
Gideon Haigh

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Mar 7, 2005

Keith Stackpole speaks at a function, Melbourne, 2 February 2005

Keith Stackpole speaks at a function

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Feb 1972

Hylton Ackerman is dropped by Keith Stackpole off John Inverarity, Australia v World XI, Adelaide, February 1972

Hylton Ackerman is dropped by Keith Stackpole

© The Cricketer International

Feb 23, 1970

Keith Stackpole is caught by Denis Lindsay off Mike Procter for 1, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, February 23, 1970

Keith Stackpole is caught by Denis Lindsay off Mike Procter for 1

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1973

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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