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Michael Mason
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Michael Mason

New Zealand
Michael Mason

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2010

Full Name

Michael James Mason

Born

August 27, 1974, Carterton, Wairarapa

Age

46y 295d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Michael Mason earned his place in the New Zealand side the old fashioned way - by sheer hard work. Mason hails from Mangatainoka, not one of the more prolific development centres of New Zealand cricket, but he brings long-valued work ethics associated with many country bowlers before him, including Ewen Chatfield, Harry Cave, Richard Collinge and Lance Cairns. Like them, Mason is a solid and reliable performer; a workhorse to whom no task is too great. Mason has been dogged by injuries, but has kept lining up for more, and selection has been his reward. Making the next step is a well-timed challenge in his career. He was once described by John Bracewell as "the best line-and-length bowler in the country" and when he finally strung a few ODIs together, against Sri Lanka in 2006-07, he showed glimpses of that skill. His 4 for 24 in a Man-of-the-Match performance at Christchurch was the highlight and despite managing only one game in the tri-series in Australia, Mason was chosen in the 15-man World Cup squad. In the Caribbean Mason was used five times and claimed three wickets, but thereafter his appearances were sporadic. He played against Australia in March 2010 after a gap of nearly two years, but he continues to be a consistent performer for Central Districts.
Lynn McConnell

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120331.50339.09000000
ODI26742413*8.004553.33003040
T20I310222.002100.00000000
FC911183513416516.1502180
List A134653134941*10.2600290
T20511685510*6.8747117.020052200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test121321050---4.77-000
ODI262511791024314/244/2433.035.2138.00100
T20I33546521/181/1832.507.2227.00000
FC911707472462886/2025.152.5459.20131
List A134633147821806/256/2526.564.5335.10510
T20515111421396594/234/2323.667.3319.30100
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Michael Mason provided the initial breakthrough
Michael Mason celebrates the wicket of Kevin Pietersen
Michael Mason traps Kevin Pietersen lbw for 29
Michael Mason traps Kevin Pietersen lbw for 29
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Michael Mason drops Jacques Kallis