Full Name

Neil Clarkson Johnson

Born

January 24, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

54y 28d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Fielding Position

Occasional Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Howick HS; Kingswood College, UPE

A naturally-gifted allrounder, Neil Johnson made a strong impression during his short international career, particularly during the 1999 World Cup when he won three Man-of-the-Match awards. An aggressive, strokeplaying left-hander who opened in the one-day games and batted in the middle order in Tests, he was also an attacking seamer with the ability to move the ball away from the right-hander. His one weakness was his tendency to bowl too many four-balls. Possibly because he was so laid-back, Johnson did not get on with former Zimbabwean coach Dave Houghton. Alienated by low pay offers from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Johnson, whose wife did not care for Harare anyway, returned to South Africa (where he had emigrated with his parents as a boy) after the 2000 tour of England. A nomadic cricketer, Johnson has earned a crust with Natal, Western Province, Leicestershire and, in 2001, Hampshire.
Geoffrey Dean

Neil Johnson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1323153210724.18110748.0514604120
ODIs484821679132*36.50238970.2841117312190
FC16124929756915034.40--1153--2180
List A232223287019146*35.99--1340--1220
T20s440544413.506978.26007120

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests13141186594154/774/10439.603.0079.0100
ODIs483915031220354/424/4234.854.8742.9100
FC161-1475476202305/79-33.133.0964.1-20
List A232-613553101534/194/1934.705.1940.0300
T20s43605911/121/1259.005.9060.0000
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Neil Johnson cutting his way to a century against North West
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Neil Johnson drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson square drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson sweeps a ball against North West