Ian Sinclair (cricketer)
1 June 1933 |
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
An off-spinner and useful tail-end batsman, Sinclair made his debut for Canterbury in the 1953-54 season when Matt Poore was in South Africa with the New Zealand team. His performances were moderate (108 runs at 15.42 and 10 wickets at 41.70 in five matches) and he did not appear in 1954-55.
When Poore toured again in 1955-56 and Tom Burtt retired, Sinclair became Canterbury's leading spin bowler. He took 5 for 57 and 2 for 26 in the first match of the Plunket Shield season against Otago, 1 for 50 and 4 for 17 as well as his highest score of 40 in the next match against Auckland, 4 for 36 and 0 for 74 against Wellington, and 5 for 65 and 1 for 73 against Central Districts. All four matches were victories for Canterbury, which consequently won the competition. He took 4 for 73 for Canterbury against the touring West Indians, and was selected in the team for the Second and Third Tests. However, he took only one wicket (of Everton Weekes), New Zealand lost both matches, and he never played another Test.
He played three matches for Canterbury in 1956-57 but took only four wickets.
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