Tama Canning

Tama Canning

New Zealand
Tama Canning

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2005

Full Name

Tamahau Karangatukituki Canning


April 07, 1977, Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


44y 72d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium


Australian-born allrounder Tama Canning played twice for the Australian Academy side on their tour of Zimbabwe in 1999-2000 before being offered a place in the New Zealand Cricket Academy following some good performance in the Shell Cup. In 2000 the ICC granted him exemption from the usual four-year residential criteria, and he made his one-day international debut in Pakistan in 2003-04 but failed to make his mark with either bat or ball. He was named the Auckland Player of the Year in 2003 after a good season in which he took 46 wickets in the State Championship at an average of 21.97, breaking John Bracewell's haul of 43 in 1986-87. He also scored 451 runs, averaging 37.58. A good start to the domestic season in 2004-05 kept him in the frame, and he was drafted into the one-day side in Australia in December 2004 although his return was brief as he took 1 for 80 in his only appearance. But he had a run-in with the authorities at the end of the 2005-06 season, and he retired in December 2006 after allegedly turning up to bat with a hangover. Heath Mills, the Players' Association manager, said Canning had struggled to meet his obligations as a professional cricketer, thereby prompting him to retire and look for a career outside cricket. He moved back to Perth, his former base.
Martin Williamson December 2006

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A83736141092*21.0406190
List A8335642400924/214/2126.084.0438.70400
Tama Canning portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

Auckland vs Northern Dis0 & 14/54 & 3/6214-Dec-2006AucklandFC
Auckland vs Canterbury4 & 90*1/64 & 2/1907-Dec-2006AucklandFC
Auckland vs Wellington223/10829-Nov-2006ChristchurchFC
Auckland vs Otago11/53 & 0/2922-Nov-2006LincolnFC
Auckland vs Central D00/311-Nov-2006InvercargillOTHERT20


Tama Canning in action
New Zealand batsman Tama Canning is clean bowled off Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Sami
Major winners with their awards. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at Auckland, 2 April 2003
Canning addresses the room after winning the State Auckland cricketer of the year award. Auckland Cricket Association awards dinner at Auckland, 2 April 2003
Canning celebrates the dismissal of James Marshall. State Shield Final: Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, 1 Feb 2003
Ratra unsuccessfully attempts to run out Canning. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 4 Dec 2002