Gary Stead

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Gary Stead
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 96
Runs scored 278 4780
Batting average 34.75 32.51
100s/50s 0/2 10/22
Top score 78 190
Balls bowled 6 1050
Wickets - 8
Bowling average - 73.37
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 4/58
Catches/stumpings 2/- 46/-
Source: Cricinfo

Gary Raymond Stead (born 9 January 1972, Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand cricketer who played in 5 Tests in 1999.

A top-order batsman, Stead played five Tests in nine months in 1999, averaging 34.75 and never being dismissed in single figures. Against South Africa he showed his great character, digging in and grinding out runs, but after two mediocre performances against West Indies he was dropped. His call-up had come after eight years of first-class cricket with Canterbury, and he led them for five seasons from 1998-99 in a period in which they struggled.

After he finished playing, he took up coaching and became coach of the successful New Zealand women's team.