Joe Scuderi      

Full name Joseph Charles Scuderi

Born December 24, 1968, Ingham, Queensland

Current age 51 years 204 days

Major teams Italy, Lancashire, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - SJ Scuderi

Joseph Charles Scuderi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 82 130 18 3372 125* 30.10 3 17 26 0
List A 64 50 12 893 73* 23.50 0 5 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 82 13190 6073 179 7/79 33.92 2.76 73.6 8 1
List A 64 2501 1948 50 3/28 3/28 38.96 4.67 50.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1988/89 - 2001
List A span 1988/89 - 2001
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Italy v Afghanistan Dar-es-Salaam 10 Oct 2008 Other OD
- Italy v Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam 9 Oct 2008 Other OD
13 Italy v Jersey Dar-es-Salaam 7 Oct 2008 Other OD
44* Italy v Fiji Dar-es-Salaam 5 Oct 2008 Other OD
4 Italy v Hong Kong Dar-es-Salaam 4 Oct 2008 Other OD
- Italy v Norway Dublin (Malahide) 31 Jul 2008 Other OD
29 Italy v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 29 Jul 2008 Other OD
8 Italy v Denmark Dublin 28 Jul 2008 Other OD
4 Italy v Scotland Dublin 26 Jul 2008 Other OD
84* Italy v Netherlands Dublin 25 Jul 2008 Other OD

Of Italian heritage, Joe Scuderi was born and raised in Queensland and seemed destined for a successful career as an all-rounder from as early as his school cricketing days. The extent of his potential was first reflected on a national scale with selection as an inductee of the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide in 1988; so promising did he in fact look at that time that his services duly became the subject of an intense bidding war between Queensland and South Australia in the lead-up to his first class debut (which was ultimately made with the latter) in 1988-89. From that point onward, though, such promise sadly remained substantially unfulfilled. Over the next four seasons, he was a reasonably regular member of South Australia's Sheffield Shield team and was a handy contributor, consistently averaging at close to thirty with both bat and ball. Frustratingly, though, the combination of his very correct technique with the bat and his combative medium pace never took him to the heights that were once imagined. He did string together seven matches in 1996-97 but, aside from that, played a bare six first class matches for the Redbacks beyond the 1992-93. It is a statistic that is instructive of his decline. Instead, Scuderi has since had to limit his horizons to Italy's national team and to the odd appearance for Lancashire at English domestic level around some league cricket in that county.
John Polack

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Oct 4, 2008

Joe Scuderi works one towards leg, Hong Kong v Italy, ICC World Cricket League Division Four, Dar-es-Salaam, October 4, 2008

Joe Scuderi works one towards leg

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Oct 24, 2001

Joe Scuderi

Joe Scuderi

© Photo by John Dawson

Jul 27, 2001

Lehmann and Gough embrace after Gough has got Scuderi out, CricInfo Championship, 27th July 2001, Leeds

Lehmann and Gough embrace after Gough has got Scuderi out

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Australian Cricket Academy 1988