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Barry Shepherd      

Full name Barry Kenneth Shepherd

Born April 23, 1937, Donnybrook, Western Australia

Died September 18, 2001, Fremantle, Western Australia (aged 64 years 148 days)

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 14 2 502 96 41.83 0 5 1 2 0
First-class 110 186 20 6834 219 41.16 13 36 72 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 2 26 9 0 - - - 2.07 - 0 0 0
First-class 110 573 343 4 1/1 85.75 3.59 143.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 11-15, 1963 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, May 14-17, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955/56 - 1965/66

Barry Shepherd was a solid left-hand batsman who played nine Tests for Australia between 1962-63 and 1964-65, and although in 14 innings he never scored a hundred, he made five fifties and ended with an average of 41.83. He was unfortunate not to be picked for the 1964 tour of England, but such was the strength of Australia's batting at this time that his chances were limited. At state level he was a key member of the Western Australia side for more than a decade, captaining them 39 times, and although he did not play in a winning Sheffield Shield team, he was widely credited as being one of the architects behind the state's triumph in 1967-68 and the golden run of success that that victory helped to spark in subsequent decades. After his premature retirement at the age of 28 to pursue a career in the finance industry, he maintained his links with the game as an outstanding administrator, firstly in his home state as a member of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA)'s Executive Committee. He assumed that role for the first time in 1979, thus beginning an off-field career in cricket that was to last for another 21 years. He was awarded Life Membership of the WACA in 1985 and, three years later, accepted a role as a Director at the Australian Cricket Board. He continued in that post for 12 years, serving on the Board's Executive, Umpires Appointments and Interstate Cricket committees.
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