Full Name

Graham Douglas McKenzie

Born

June 24, 1941, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia

Age

82y 250d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Graham McKenzie's easy approach and well-oiled action were deceptive: he hit the pitch, the bat, and sometimes batters, 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 27 he had 200 - this despite a general lack of support and an era of benign pitches. He took three ten-wicket bags in Tests, all in wins - two against India, in Madras and Melbourne, and the third in an innings victory over West Indies in 1968, also at the MCG, which featured his career-best figures of 8 for 71. 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.

Graham McKenzie Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests601131768173282468/7110/9129.782.4871.87163
ODIs11602222/222/2211.002.9330.0000
FC383-768883286812198/71-26.962.5663.0-495
List A151-751542432175/155/1519.553.3834.6630

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests6089129457612.27--02-16340
ODIs1-----------10
FC38347110956627615.64--018--2010
List A151712551941*11.28--00--380
Graham Douglas McKenzie

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Debut/Last Matches of Graham McKenzie

FC Matches

Span
1959/60 - 1975

List A Matches

Span
1964 - 1979/80

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Photos of Graham McKenzie

Garth McKenzie
Garth McKenzie
Garth McKenzie
The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne, December 1977
The WSC Australians pose for a photo at St Kilda Football Ground in 1977
Graham 'Garth' McKenzie