Chris Pringle

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Chris Pringle
Personal information
Full name Christopher Pringle
Born 26 January 1968 (1968-01-26) (age 48)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989–1998 Auckland
1996 Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 14 64
Runs scored 175 193
Batting average 10.29 8.77
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 30 34*
Balls bowled 2985 3314
Wickets 30 103
Bowling average 46.29 23.87
5 wickets in innings 1 1
10 wickets in match 1 n/a
Best bowling 7/52 5/45
Catches/stumpings 3/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo[1], 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.

Chris represented the Auckland in the State Championship between 1989 and 1998.

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.[2]

Pringle also played and coached cricket in the Netherlands.

An ankle injury ended his cricketing career in 1998.

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