Martin McCague

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Martin McCague
Personal information
Full name Martin John McCague
Born (1969-05-24) 24 May 1969 (age 46)
Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 568) 1 July 1993 v Australia
Last Test 25 November 1994 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991–1992 Western Australia
1991–2001 Kent
2002–2004 Herefordshire
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 3 135 166 2
Runs scored 21 2324 800 6
Batting average 4.20 16.48 11.94 6.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/6 0/1 0/0
Top score 11 72 56 6
Balls bowled 593 22,924 6971 n/a
Wickets 6 456 211 n/a
Bowling average 65.00 27.17 27.27 n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 25 3 n/a
10 wickets in match 0 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/121 9/86 5/26 n/a
Catches/stumpings 1/- 75/- 32/- 0/-
Source: CricketArchive, 17 January 2013

Martin John McCague (born 24 May 1969) is a cricketer who played for England in 3 Tests from 1993 to 1994.


His development as a cricketer started in Australia, where he grew up. He played first-class cricket for Kent, who due to his Northern Ireland origins were allowed to field both him and an overseas player. His selection for England drew negative comments from some cricket commentators including John Woodcock in view of the fact that he had started his career in Australia. He bowled well on debut, taking 4 for 121 in the first innings of the 1993 Trent Bridge Test. He had considerable pace but lacked control. With his experience of first class cricket in Australia, his selection for that winter's Ashes tour was not as surprising as is sometimes suggested. In 1994 he took 15 for 147 in the championship match against Derbyshire. He continued to play county cricket for many years albeit intermittently. He played some Twenty20 cricket in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

According to Steve Marsh's autobiography, Martin McCague consumed 72 pints of Guinness during a stag weekend in Dublin.

McCague played one first team game for semi-professional Australian rules football team North Adelaide in 1990.

He has two children and now plays for Leeds and Broomfield CC.

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