Brendon Julian

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Brendon Julian
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Personal information
Full name Brendon Paul Julian
Born (1970-08-10) 10 August 1970 (age 46)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Nickname BJ
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 357) 3 June 1993 v England
Last Test 8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut 23 May 1993 v England
Last ODI 30 May 1999 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990–2001 Western Australia
1996 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 7 25 138 116
Runs scored 128 224 4,074 1,126
Batting average 16.00 13.17 25.46 14.62
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 4/20 0/1
Top score 56* 35 124 64
Balls bowled 1,098 1,146 23,988 5,022
Wickets 15 22 435 130
Bowling average 39.93 45.31 30.56 30.99
5 wickets in innings 0 21
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 4/36 3/40 7/39 4/41
Catches/stumpings 4/– 8/– 88/– 39/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2010

Brendon Paul Julian (born 10 August 1970, Hamilton, New Zealand) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 7 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1993 to 1999. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1989.[1]

Standing at 6' 5", he was a dangerous left-arm fast-medium bowler and a tremendously hard-hitting right-handed late-middle order batsman, he was regarded as a prospect to become an all-rounder.

He had two short spells in the Australian Test team. His first stint was in the 1993 Ashes tour against England when he scored a gritty 56*, and secondly his tight and penetrative bowling spells in the history making West Indies tour of 1995 when in the absence of injured Craig McDermott and Damien Fleming, he and Paul Reiffel undertook new ball responsibilities.

He was a regular member of the One-day team during 1998 and 1999, being a member of the winning squad at the 1999 Cricket World Cup, despite being confined to the bench for the majority of the tournament. He was dropped after the tournament.

He is particularly remembered for the Sheffield Shield finals of 1997–98 and 1998–99, in which innings of 124 and 84 respectively played major roles in leading the Western Warriors to back-to-back titles.

He retired in 2001 to become a presenter in the travel programme Getaway for Channel 9 in Australia. He later presented sports news on National Nine News, before moving to Fox Sports (Australia). On Fox Sports he is a commentator on domestic cricket matches, host of 'Inside Cricket' and hosting Australia's 2009 tour of South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Brayshaw
Nelson Cricket Club professional
1990
Succeeded by
Joe Scuderi