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Ken Rutherford
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Ken Rutherford

New Zealand|Top order batter
Ken Rutherford

INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1995

Full Name

Kenneth Robert Rutherford

Born

October 26, 1965, Dunedin, Otago

Age

56y 39d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Top order batter

relations

Other

Coach

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test569982465107*27.08535446.0431831415320
ODI1211159314310829.65488864.3021822317410
FC220383331397431739.9235671800
List A248238206888130*31.59644910
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test561125616111/381/38161.003.77256.0000
ODI12117389323102/392/3932.304.9838.9000
FC22017291012225/7246.003.5178.510
List A248862703213/263/2633.474.8941.0000
Kenneth Robert Rutherford
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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