Chris Pringle

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Chris Pringle
Personal information
Full name Christopher Pringle
Born 26 January 1968 (1968-01-26) (age 49)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 173) 10 October 1990 v Pakistan
Last Test 18 March 1995 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 69) 23 May 1990 v England
Last ODI 1 April 1985 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989–1998 Auckland
1996 Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 14 64 63 129
Runs scored 175 193 795 577
Batting average 10.29 8.77 12.82 10.30
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 30 34* 47* 38*
Balls bowled 2,985 3,314 12,252 6,612
Wickets 30 103 194 195
Bowling average 46.29 23.87 28.95 23.25
5 wickets in innings 1 1 7 1
10 wickets in match 1 n/a 2 0
Best bowling 7/52 5/45 7/52 5/45
Catches/stumpings 3/- 7/- 15/0 17/0
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Christopher "Chris" Pringle (born 26 January 1968 in Auckland) is a New Zealand former cricketer. A fast bowler who played 14 Tests and 64 One Day Internationals (ODI) for New Zealand between 1990 and 1995. He 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 an ODI at Headingley, Leeds between England and New Zealand. He asked if there was a spare ticket for the match, and when three other New Zealand bowlers were injured or unwell, he found himself playing in two matches.[1]

International career[edit]

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 ODI at Hobart versus Australia, Pringle was due to bowl the 50th and final over of the innings with Australia needing two runs 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]

In 1994, Pringle became the first number 11 batsman in ODI history to top score for his team in an ODI. He scored unbeaten 34 runs in New Zealand's total of 171/9.[3][4]

Late career[edit]

He played and coached cricket in the Netherlands. An ankle injury ended his cricketing career in 1998.[citation needed]

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 7/52 3  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad Pakistan 1990

Test 10 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 11/152 3  Pakistan Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad Pakistan 1990

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/45 49  England Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham England 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The closest Test of all". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Wills World Series - 5th Match - New Zealand v West Indies - Guwahati - 01/11/1994". www.howstat.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  4. ^ "HowSTAT! ODI Cricket - No 11 Top Scoring". www.howstat.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 

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