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Neil Johnson
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Neil Johnson

Zimbabwe
Neil Johnson

INTL CAREER: 1998 - 2000

Full Name

Neil Clarkson Johnson

Born

January 24, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

51y 147d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Fielding Position

Occasional wicketkeeper

Education

Howick HS; Kingswood College, UPE

TEAMS

A naturally-gifted allrounder, Neil Johnson made a strong impression during his short international career, particularly during the 1999 World Cup when he won three Man-of-the-Match awards. An aggressive, strokeplaying left-hander who opened in the one-day games and batted in the middle order in Tests, he was also an attacking seamer with the ability to move the ball away from the right-hander. His one weakness was his tendency to bowl too many four-balls. Possibly because he was so laid-back, Johnson did not get on with former Zimbabwean coach Dave Houghton. Alienated by low pay offers from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Johnson, whose wife did not care for Harare anyway, returned to South Africa (where he had emigrated with his parents as a boy) after the 2000 tour of England. A nomadic cricketer, Johnson has earned a crust with Natal, Western Province, Leicestershire and, in 2001, Hampshire.
Geoffrey Dean

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1323153210724.18110748.0514604120
ODI484821679132*36.50238970.2841117312190
FC16124929756915034.4011532180
List A232223287019146*35.9913401220
T20440544413.506978.26007120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test13141186594154/774/10439.603.0079.00100
ODI483915031220354/424/4234.854.8742.90100
FC1611475476202305/7933.133.0964.1020
List A232613553101534/194/1934.705.1940.00300
T2043605911/121/1259.005.9060.00000
Neil Clarkson Johnson
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The official ICC site falls for the Niel Johnson spoof story
Neil Johnson sweeps a ball against North West
Neil Johnson square drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson drives a ball against North West
Neil Johnson glances a ball against North West