|Full name||Austin Codrington|
22 August 1975 |
|ODI debut (cap 17)||11 February 2003 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||5 February 2007 v Kenya|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricketarchive, 19 November 2016
Austin Codrington (born 22 August 1975) is a former Canadian ODI cricketer. He is primarily a bowler but can contribute useful runs near the bottom of the order on occasion; as of 2005 he has a highest first-class score of 48. His fielding is also very good, particularly his catching.
The 2001 ICC Trophy was held in Canada and Codrington played in three matches, all in Toronto, but took only two wickets. After making appearances in the 2001-02 ICC 6 Nations Challenge in Namibia and the 2002–03 Red Stripe Bowl in St Lucia, he was part of the Canadian team that participated in the 2003 World Cup and made an immediate impression.
The game against Test side Bangladesh at Durban was Canada's first One Day International for 24 years, since the 1979 World Cup. After chipping in with 16 to help his side to 180 all out (at the time Canada's highest total in ODIs) Codrington claimed 5-27 from nine overs to reduce the Bangladeshis from the relative comfort of 106/4 to 120 all out and guide Canada to their first win at this level, as well as claiming the best innings figures for Canada in ODIs.
Codrington played in four of Canada's other five matches in that World Cup, but did not manage to repeat his success, picking up only one more wicket and suffering the humiliation of playing in the side bowled out for 36 by Sri Lanka; this was the lowest-ever ODI total until Zimbabwe beat it by one run in 2004. Further appearances at List A level followed in the 2003–04 Red Stripe Bowl and 2004 ICC Six Nations Challenge, as well as the non-List A ICC Americas Championship.
Codrington was not selected for either the 2005 ICC Trophy or the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but did return to the Canadian team in August 2006 for the ODIs against Bermuda and the subsequent ICC Americas Championship tournament. He was not selected on their tour to South Africa in November/December however.
In August 2004, Codrington made his first-class debut against Bermuda in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, hitting 48 in his only innings but taking just one wicket in a drawn game. In the semi-final of the competition in November, against the UAE at Sharjah, he made 42 in the second innings and claimed three wickets. He was retained for the final against Scotland at the same venue four days later, but was out for 1 in both innings and took only one wicket as Canada were crushed by an innings and 84 runs.
ODI 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/32||1||Bangladesh||Kingsmead Cricket Ground||Durban||South Africa||2003|
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Bangladesh||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban||11 February 2003||16 (31 balls, 1x4) ; 9-3-27-5||Zimbabwe won by 60 runs.|
- "2002-2003 ICC World Cup - 5th Match - Bangladesh v Canada - Durban". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015.