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Ken Rutherford

New Zealand|Top order Batter
Ken Rutherford
INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1995
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Full Name

Kenneth Robert Rutherford

Born

October 26, 1965, Dunedin, Otago

Age

58y 261d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Top order Batter

RELATIONS

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Coach

A slim, balanced and attractive batsman, Ken Rutherford battled back from a dreadful start to his international career to become a regular in the New Zealand side. But there was always the feeling that he had not made the most of his considerable talent. In 1984-85, aged 19, he bagged a pair on debut and managed just 12 runs in seven innings, although it was against West Indies in their pomp and in the Caribbean. Thereafter he was frustratingly inconsistent. He scored three Test centuries, and in 1986 he smashed 317 at Scarborough Festival to show what he was all about - the innings included 199 between lunch and tea, his third hundred coming off 35 minutes off 33 balls. In between, however, there were more failures than there should have been. He captained New Zealand from 1992 to 1995, when he lost the job after a poor season. He captained Gauteng in South Africa, also had a spell as Ireland's coach, and rivalled Doug Walters as one of cricket's legendary punters.
Wisden Cricinfo staff October 2004

Ken Rutherford Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests569982465107*27.08535446.0431831415320
ODIs1211159314310829.65488864.3021822317410
FC220383331397431739.92--3567--1800
List A248238206888130*31.59--644--910

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests561125616111/381/38161.003.77256.0000
ODIs12117389323102/392/3932.304.9838.9000
FC220-17291012225/72-46.003.5178.5-10
List A248-862703213/263/2633.474.8941.0000
Kenneth Robert Rutherford

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Photos of Ken Rutherford

Guest speaker Rutherford speaks. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at Auckland, 2 April 2003
Ken Rutherford's 107 v England
Ken Rutherford's 119 v Auckland
Eksteen bowls to Commins, 1997
Ken Rutherford celebrates, 1997
Ken Rutherford