Gareth Hopkins

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Gareth Hopkins
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Personal information
Full name Gareth James Hopkins
Born (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 37)
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 240) 5 June 2008 v England
Last Test 20 November 2010 v India
ODI debut 29 June 2004 v England
Last ODI 1 July 2008 v Ireland
ODI shirt no. 48
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 4 25 158 203
Runs scored 71 236 7,550 4,013
Batting average 11.83 14.75 36.65 27.11
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 17/34 4/14
Top score 15 45 201 142
Balls bowled 17
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/13
Catches/stumpings 9/0 27/1 435/26 217/30
Source: CricketArchive, 16 April 2014

Gareth James Hopkins (born 24 November 1976 in Lower Hutt) is a New Zealand cricketer. A Wicket-keeper, he played five One Day Internationals in 2004 after Brendon McCullum went home from England for the NatWest series.

Gareth Hopkins returned to the international scene playing two matches in the Chappell–Hadlee one day series. The second match of the series and Hopkins' first was heavily rain affected, New Zealand reaching 3/30 when the game came to a close. The second and final match was won by Australia by a convincing 114 runs, Hopkins contributing 9 off 17 balls.

In the summer of 2007/08 he transferred from Otago to Auckland citing the fact that Otago had recruited Brendon McCullum from Canterbury. The move was surprising considering Hopkins scored 5 1st class hundreds for Otago in the summer of 2006/07. Recently Gareth Hopkins played for The New Zealand XI against Bangladesh scoring 12 runs and taking a caught behind.

Hopkins made his test debut on 5 June 2008 against England at Trent Bridge, as usual Wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum played in a specialist batsman role. He contributed a total of 27 runs and took 3 catches in New Zealand's innings defeat.

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