|Full name||Christopher Pringle|
|Born||26 January 1968 (age 48)
Auckland, New Zealand
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006|
Christopher "Chris" Pringle (born 26 January 1968 in Auckland) is a former New Zealand cricketer. A fast bowler who played 14 Tests and 64 One Day Internationals for New Zealand between 1990 and 1995.
Pringle was in England in 1990 playing cricket in the Bradford League and had gone to watch a One Day International at Headingley, Leeds between England and New Zealand. He found himself playing when three other NZ fast bowlers were injured or unwell.
He made his test debut versus Pakistan at Karachi in 1990/91 and in his third test took test best figures of 11-152, including 7-52 in the first innings. The match and the series was dogged by controversy as both teams were accused of ball tampering.
He appeared intermittently for the test side, gaining more success in the one day game. From his seemingly uncoordinated action he was good at bowling yorker length deliveries in the closing overs.
In a 1990 one-day international at Hobart versus Australia, Pringle was due to bowl the 50th and final over of the innings with Australia needing 2 to win. He ended up bowling a maiden over with batsman Bruce Reid run out going for the tie. New Zealand won the match by one run.
Pringle also played and coached cricket in the Netherlands.
An ankle injury ended his cricketing career in 1998.
- "Player profile: Chris Pringle". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2006.