Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

John Morton Parker

Born

February 21, 1951, Dannevirke, Manawatu

Age

73y 11d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Top order Batter

RELATIONS

(brother),

(nephew),

(brother),

(daughter)

Other

Commentator

The youngest of three brothers who all played first-class cricket, John Parker made up his mind to follow in the footsteps of Glenn Turner. A determined, if limited, batsman with a short backlift and plenty of pluck, he was also a fine fielder who could keep wicket if needed. In 1971 he paid his way to England, and had a successful trial at Worcester, scoring 91 on his first appearance. His eventual Test debut -- against Pakistan in 1972-73 -- was not so successful, as he broke a bone in his hand while fielding and was unable to bat. He redeemed himself after a miserable tour of England by scoring 108 against Australia at Sydney in 1973-74, and he was a member of the side which that same season beat Australia for the first time, at Christchurch. However, he was inconsistent as an opener, and did better when he dropped down the batting order. Vice-captain to Turner in Pakistan and India in 1976-77, Parker led his country in one match, against Pakistan at Karachi. He later became an amusing TV commentator.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).

John Parker Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests36632149812124.55--350300
ODIs242002486612.4040361.5301-111
FC207362391125419534.84--2153-1775
List A1131068212110721.64--19-452

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests361402411/241/2424.004.8040.0000
ODIs241161011/101/1010.005.0016.0000
FC207-903681143/26-48.644.5264.5-00
List A113-201211/101/1012.003.5920.0000
John Morton Parker

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Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia