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Gareth Hopkins
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Gareth Hopkins

New Zealand|Wicketkeeper batter
Gareth Hopkins

INTL CAREER: 2004 - 2010

Full Name

Gareth James Hopkins

Born

November 24, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Age

44y 172d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

TEAMS

Gareth Hopkins was called up for New Zealand's tour of England in 2004 as wicketkeeping cover for Brendon McCullum and made five ODI appearances. Four years later it was a back injury to McCullum that handed Hopkins his Test debut at Trent Bridge. In the intervening years he returned to the sidelines until 2007, when he was awarded a central contract on the strength of a fine domestic season of 514 first-class runs at 85.66.

A former national youth team player, he switched from Northern Districts to Canterbury and then to Otago, where he made the keeping position his own. Uncompromising batting is another string to his bow and it helped him get picked in the New Zealand squad for the inaugural World Twenty20, although he did not play a match in the tournament. He switched domestic sides once more for the 2007-08 season, moving to Auckland. He lead Auckland to wins in the one-day and Twenty20 domestic tournaments in the 2010-11 season, but, following an ordinary 2010 on the international stage, he was dropped from New Zealand's central contracts list in 2011.
ESPNcricinfo staff September 2011

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test471711511.8327725.63008090
ODI251712364514.7531175.8800192271
T20I1080863610.7571121.12005542
FC15824539755020136.65173443526
List A20317527401314227.1141421631
T20837010127971*21.31977130.910411643418
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4------------
ODI25------------
T20I10------------
FC15817490---17.29-000
List A203000-----000
T2083------------
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Gareth Hopkins runs out Matt Henry
Auckland Aces celebrate a wicket
Gareth Hopkins holds aloft the HRV Cup
Gareth Hopkins plays one to the off side
Gareth Hopkins
Auckland captain Gareth Hopkins lifts the domestic one-day competition trophy