John Parker (cricketer, born 1951)

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John Parker
John Morton Parker, cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 36 24
Runs scored 1498 248
Batting average 24.55 12.40
100s/50s 3/5 0/1
Top score 121 66
Balls bowled 40 16
Wickets 1 1
Bowling average 24.00 10.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/24 1/10
Catches/stumpings 30/- 11/1
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

John Morton Parker (born 21 February 1951, Dannevirke) is a former New Zealand cricketer. He played 36 Test matches and 24 ODIs for New Zealand, also serving as interim captain in the third Test against Pakistan in 1976/77. However, his career was largely unsuccessful, and a string of poor scores in the late 1970s saw him dropped from the team. He was the youngest of three brothers to play first-class cricket, the other two being Kenneth and Murray Parker.

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