Full Name

John Benaud

Born

May 11, 1944, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

77y 210d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

John Benaud was always going to be overshadowed by his older brother Richie, but he forged a good career for himself as a muscular, destructive batsman for New South Wales. He played three Tests too, all in 1972-73; in his second appearance he thrashed 142 against Pakistan at the MCG, a furious innings played in the knowledge that he had already been left out of the next Test. He was also once banned for two matches for wearing the wrong shoes. An astute captain of his state, Benaud later became a national selector during Australia's renaissance under the captaincy of Allan Border.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test35022314244.601024300
FC47856288814236.55416300
List A650642112.800020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test31241222/122/126.003.0012.0000
FC4730817652/1235.203.4261.600
List A6403111/151/1531.004.6440.0000
John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1966/67 - 1972/73
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1972/73

Photos


Members of the Benaud family stand next to a statue of Richie Benaud
John Benaud
John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72
John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72