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Stephen Boock
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Stephen Boock

New Zealand
Stephen Boock

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1989

Full Name

Stephen Lewis Boock

Born

September 20, 1951, Dunedin, Otago

Age

70y 0d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

Wisden overview
Tall and curly haired, Stephen Boock was an orthodox slow left-armer with excellent control and considerable power of spin. Also an outstanding short-leg fieldsman, Boock (who pronounces his name to rhyme with "Hock") had the thrill of making his Test debut at Wellington in 1977-78, when New Zealand beat England for the first time. A few months later he returned the remarkable figures of 28-18-29-2 as England scored 429 at Trent Bridge. He played a prominent role in New Zealand's first series win over England in 1983-84, taking 4 for 37 in a one-sided match at Christchurch. But it was Boock's misfortune to coincide with an era favouring limited-overs cricket, a game not suited to his rather old-fashioned values: indeed he left one tour of Australia early, seeing no prospect of playing. A genuine tailender, he nevertheless batted grittily, and at Sydney in 1985-86 made 37 of a New Zealand record last-wicket partnership of 124.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test30418207376.27000140
ODI1474301210.003196.77002150
FC164195671092378.5300830
List A613721118127.3700210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test304865982564747/878/15634.642.3389.10140
ODI1413700513153/283/2834.204.3946.60000
FC164143146408/5722.36405
List A6133601832804/164/1622.903.2742.00200
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