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Mark Kratzmann
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Mark Kratzmann

Hong Kong
Mark Kratzmann

Full Name

Mark Edward Kratzmann

Born

May 17, 1966, Murgon, Queensland

Age

55y 245d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Fielding Position

Occasional wicketkeeper

Height

1.78 m

TEAMS

Australia-born Kratzmann was a professional tennis player before he switched to cricket. He won three junior Grand Slam singles tournaments, including Wimbledon in 1984 when he was the world's No. 1-ranked under-18 player in the world.

In 1996 a serious back injury forced his early retirement from professional tennis so Kratzmann returned to cricket. Kratzmann represented Queensland when in primary school in the late 1970s, against a New South Wales junior side that included the Waugh twins, as a left-arm allrounder. His father, Neville, had faced up to Jeff Thomson and Peter Lever in the 1970s while batting for the Queensland Country XI.

Kratzmann played in rural and park cricket in Australia before moving to Hong Kong in 2003. After a couple of moderate seasons, Kratzmann turned into a prolific scorer, amassing 1506 runs including seven hundreds in 2005-06; that same season he scored a staggering 706 at 117.67 in the Saturday League and won the 2006 Hong Kong Player-of-the-Year award. Though he was part of the 20-man squad for the 2008 Asia Cup, Kratzmann was not included in the final 14.

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Mark Kratzmann waits to bat with Phil Pemburton at the Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes, Kowloon Cricket Club, 28.10.2007
Mark Kratzmann takes a great catch in the deep. Darwin, 03.06.2007
Mark Kratzmann got Hong Kong off to a flying start against Italy; WCL Div 3, Darwin 31.05.2007
The Hong Kong and Cayman Islands players, WCL Div 3, Darwin
The Hong Kong team at Kahlin Oval. ICC WCL Div 3, Darwin - 27.05.2007
The Hong Kong team at the Welcome Reception for the ICC WCL Division 3 tournament in Darwin