Terry Alderman

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Terry Alderman
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations D Emerson (sister)
RA Emerson (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1974–1993 Western Australia
1984–1986 Kent
1988 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 41 65 245 166
Runs scored 203 32 1307 163
Batting average 6.54 2.66 8.32 5.82
100s/50s –/– –/– –/1 –/–
Top score 26* 9* 52* 26*
Balls bowled 10181 3371 48,701 8829
Wickets 170 88 956 232
Bowling average 27.15 23.36 23.74 23.15
5 wickets in innings 14 2 53 4
10 wickets in match 1 n/a 8 n/a
Best bowling 6/47 5/17 8/46 5/17
Catches/stumpings 27/– 29/- 190/– 67/–
Source: [1], 24 July 2013

Terence Michael Alderman (born 12 June 1956 in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played primarily as a right-arm fast-medium bowler of limited pace but nagging accuracy and movement.

He began his first-class career in 1974 with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and came to international prominence when he was chosen for the Australian national team to tour England in 1981. In that series he took 42 Test wickets, including nine on debut,[1] the biggest haul in a series since Jim Laker's 46 in 1956 and the fourth-highest total of all time. Alderman's 42 wickets is the record for the most wickets taken in a series without taking 10 wickets in a match.[2] He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the Almanack's 1982 edition.

He was disabled from playing for over a year by a shoulder injury sustained on 13 November 1982 when he rashly tackled an English-supporting ground invader at the WACA Ground in Perth.[3]

Alderman took part in an unofficial Australian tour of South Africa in 1985–86 and 1986–87, when that country was banned from Test cricket as a Commonwealth anti-apartheid sanction. As a result, he received a 3-year ban from international cricket which disqualified him from playing in the 1985 Ashes series in England.

Following his suspension, Alderman returned to the Australian side and resumed his success against England, taking 41 wickets in the 1989 Ashes series and another 16 in the 1990–91 series, his final Ashes appearance. He rarely enjoyed similar success against other countries. His final Test series was against the West Indies in 1990–91, where he ended his career with 170 Test wickets.

He was a poor batsman, passing fifty just once in his career and averaging barely eight in first-class cricket. He had three seasons in English county cricket, with Kent (1984 and 1986) and then with Gloucestershire (1988). He now works as a radio commentator in Australia.

On 28 July 2000, Alderman was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for being the all-time leading wicket taker for Western Australia.[4]

Alderman's sister Denise Emerson is married to former Test umpire Ross Emerson and herself played seven Tests for the Australian women's cricket team.

Alderman is an alumnus of Aquinas College, Perth.[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 18-21, 1981". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley Publishing Pty Ltd. p. 457. ISBN 0947540067. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Martin (2008-03-08). "A costly tackle". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Terry Alderman". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ ICMI Speakers - Terry Alderman

References[edit]

  • Benaud, Richie (1991). Border & Co: A Tribute To Cricket's World Champions. Hamlyn Australia. ISBN 0-947334-31-9. 

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