Mark Gillespie (New Zealand cricketer)

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Mark Gillespie
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Personal information
Full name Mark Raymond Gillespie
Born (1979-10-17) 17 October 1979 (age 35)
Wanganui, New Zealand
Nickname "Dizzy"
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 235) 16 November 2007 v South Africa
Last Test 11 December 2008 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 145) 28 December 2006 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 13 January 2009 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–present Wellington
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 5 32 69 103
Runs scored 76 93 1197 430
Batting average 10.85 15.50 16.85 11.62
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/4 0/0
Top score 28 28 81* 31
Balls bowled 868 1,521 13,401 5,046
Wickets 22 37 285 157
Bowling average 28.68 37.00 26.08 27.67
5 wickets in innings 3 0 15 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 6/113 4/58 6/42 5/35
Catches/stumpings 1/– 6/– 15/– 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2009
For the Irish cricketer also called Mark Gillespie, see Mark Gillespie (Irish cricketer)

Mark Raymond Gillespie (born 17 October 1979 in Wanganui) is a member of the New Zealand cricket team. He came to the selectors attention in the 2005-06 season with 43 wickets at 23.16 for Wellington. He then played for New Zealand A in the Top-End series of 2006 before being included in New Zealand's squad of 14 for the Champions Trophy.

Gillespie's nickname is the Tawa Terror as he plays for the Tawa Cricket Club.

Gillespie has the second best bowling figures in men's Twenty20 Internationals with 4/7, during New Zealand's 9 wicket win over Kenya in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.[1]

On his Test Match debut, he took five wickets in the first innings against South Africa at Centurion in 2007.[2] But due to a career blighted by injuries, he only made 5 test appearances and 8 one dayers, and made more appearaces in the 2010's in the reserve A squad.

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