Grant Bradburn

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Grant Bradburn
Personal information
Full name Grant Eric Bradburn
Born (1966-05-26) 26 May 1966 (age 50)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut 10 October 1990 v Pakistan
Last Test 27 March 2001 v Pakistan
ODI debut 4 November 1990 v Pakistan
Last ODI 25 July 2001 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985–2002 Northern Districts
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 7 11 127 138
Runs scored 105 60 4,978 2,289
Batting average 13.12 8.57 27.81 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 4/30 0/5
Top score 30* 30 148* 80*
Balls bowled 867 385 19,624 5,945
Wickets 6 6 250 101
Bowling average 76.66 53.00 32.69 36.68
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/134 2/18 6/56 4/28
Catches/stumpings 6/– 2/– 122/– 62/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 March 2015

Grant Eric Bradburn (born 26 May 1966 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer and current coach.

A tall right-arm off-spin bowler and lower-order batsman, Bradburn played seven Test matches and eleven One Day Internationals between 1990 and 2001. He also played domestically for Northern Districts for 16 seasons.

After retiring from playing, Bradburn coached Northern Districts and the New Zealand Under-19s. In April 2014, he was appointed head coach of Scotland.[1]

Playing career[edit]

His international career seemed over when he was left out of the New Zealand side after the 1992/93 series in Sri Lanka, but he was recalled in 2000/01 at the age of 35 although without any great success. In all, he played seven Test matches and 11 One-Day Internationals and ended his career as the player with most appearances for Northern Districts with 115 matches with 4614 runs at an average of 27.96.

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement he ran a family sports store along with coaching Northern Districts A. When Andy Moles was appointed the New Zealand coach in 2008, Bradburn filled the spot left by him as Northern Districts coach for the rest of the season.[2] He was also head coach of New Zealand A and the Under-19 side.[3]

In April 2014, Bradburn was named as Scotland's new head coach. His first major job was to get prepare them for 2015 World Cup.

Bradburn's appointment is until the end of 2017 and takes in the next Intercontinental Cup which will give one Associate nation a shot at playing Test cricket as well as the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Personal life[edit]

His father Wynne also played for Northern Districts and represented New Zealand in 2 Test matches. He also owns a hockey/cricket shop

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