Paul Wiseman

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Paul Wiseman
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 25 15
Runs scored 366 45
Batting average 14.07 22.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 36 16
Balls bowled 5660 450
Wickets 61 12
Bowling average 47.59 30.66
5 wickets in innings 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/82 4/45
Catches/stumpings 11/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Paul John Wiseman (born 4 May 1970 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer, more specifically an off spin bowler. "Wiz", as he is nicknamed, was educated at the Long Bay College and can generate a fair amount of turn and he appears to be able to bowl a good line and length. His lack of variation and his high economy rate means that he remains left-arm finger spinner Daniel Vettori's understudy, despite being nine years older. Wiseman took 9-13 for Canterbury against Central Districts in Christchurch to record the second best figures for a New Zealand bowler.

On his Test Match debut, he took five wickets in the second innings against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 1998.[1]

Wiseman spent a year as a professional with the Central Lancashire Cricket League side Milnrow in 2005 and made connections with English county cricket Durham in 2006 whilst playing for Walkden in the Bolton Cricket League, playing four games for their second XI before making his debut against Lancashire in the penultimate Championship game of the 2006 season. He was also signed for the following 2 seasons, however at the end of 2009 - after being overlooked through most of the season with Ian Blackwell and Gareth Breese fighting it out for the spinners berth - he retired from all first class cricket at the age of 39. [1]

Wiseman returned to New Zealand taking up the position of Network Coach for Canterbury Cricket in October 2009. He led both the Canterbury Under 17 and Under 19 teams to wins at their National tournaments in the 2009/10 season.

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