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Maurice Odumbe
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Maurice Odumbe

Kenya
Maurice Odumbe

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2003

Full Name

Maurice Omondi Odumbe

Born

June 15, 1969, Nairobi

Age

51y 325d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Maurice Odumbe was one of Kenya's genuinely international-class players, an allrounder who could hold his own in the side as either an aggressive middle-order batsman or naggingly accurate offspinner. Ever since he made his debut for Kenya in 1990 he was an automatic choice - he won the Man of the Match award in their sensational victory over West Indies during the 1996 World Cup for his 3 for 14 in his first senior tournament - but his career hit a brick wall when he was slapped with a five-year ban after being found guilty of associating with a known bookmaker.

In 2003 he was instrumental in Kenya reaching the World Cup semi-finals, averaging 42 with the bat and taking nine wickets. When Kenya took part in the Caribbean's Carib Beer Series in 2003-04 he again excelled with bat and ball, hammering a career-best 207 against the Leeward Islands. But then came an ICC investigation and in August 2004 he was thrown out of the game.
Martin Williamson September 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI6159514098326.09201469.9601111213120
FC1726089320734.3433140
List A102979236311926.85114340
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI615222371807394/384/3846.334.8457.30100
FC172016782406/6419.552.3250.4041
List A10239082982885/385/3833.884.5744.40210
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Photos


Maurice Odumbe stands behind his lawyer
Maurice Odumbe and his lawyer in court
Maurice Odumbe arrives for his hearing at a Nairobi hotel
Maurice Odumbe arrives for his hearing at a Nairobi hotel
Odumbe acknowledging the crowds applause on his fifty
Odumbe plays a cut shot