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Warren Lees

New Zealand|Wicketkeeper Batter
Warren Lees
INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1983
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Full Name

Warren Kenneth Lees

Born

March 19, 1952, Dunedin, Otago

Age

71y 340d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Other

Coach

Warren Lees followed Ken Wadsworth into the New Zealand side and soon proved himself a capable wicketkeeper-batsman. In only his third Test, against Pakistan at Karachi in 1976-77, he made 152 at a time new Zealand were in deep trouble and followed with 46 in the second innings to save the match. He was very unfortunate to be left out of the tour of England in 1978, arguably being a better wicketkeeper and batsman than Jock Edwards, his replacement, who was described by one journalists as the worst wicketkeeper he had ever seen! He returned to England the following year as part the New Zealand side which reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, but the emergence of Ian Smith meant that this opportunities thereafter were limited. In 1982-83 he took five catches in an innings and eight in the match against Sri Lanka at Wellington, and played his final Tests on the 1983 tour of England. He returned to coach New Zealand between 1990 and 1993.
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Warren Lees Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests2137477815223.57--115527
ODIs312452152611.3130770.03004282
FC14624343493215224.66--518-30444
List A817316107173*18.78--04-8210

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests211540---6.40-000
ODIs31------------
FC146-24710921/34-54.502.64123.5-00
List A81-110---6.00-000
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Debut/Last Matches of Warren Lees

Recent Matches of Warren Lees

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
New Zealand vs England1 & 71c/0s & 2c/0s25-Aug-1983NottinghamTest # 960
New Zealand vs England31* & 81c/0s & 0c/0s14-Jul-1983The OvalTest # 957
New Zealand vs Pakistan260c/0s20-Jun-1983NottinghamODI # 218
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka22c/0s18-Jun-1983DerbyODI # 214
New Zealand vs Pakistan24*1c/0s11-Jun-1983BirminghamODI # 202

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Warren Lees gathers the ball