Full name Michael Francis Malone
Born October 9, 1950, Scarborough, Perth, Western Australia
Current age 65 years 294 days
Major teams Australia, Lancashire, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 2, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 27, 1982 scorecard|
|First-class span||1974/75 - 1981/82|
|List A span||1974/75 - 1981/82|
Mick Malone's breakthrough into Test cricket came on the eve of his joining World Series Cricket and so he played just the once for Australia at the end of their miserable 1977 England tour. At the Oval he did well, taking 5 for 63 and scoring 46. A medium-fast seamer with a high action and boundless energy, WSC did him no favours and he was never more than a peripheral player. He had one season with Lancashire in 1979, and although he toured Pakistan in 1979-80 he made little impression. He was also a professional Rules football player.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"