Hamish Marshall

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Hamish Marshall
Personal information
Full name Hamish John Hamilton Marshall
Born (1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 37)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations James Marshall (twin brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 213) 8 December 2000 
New Zealand v South Africa
Last Test 15 April 2006 
New Zealand v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 132) 29 November 2003 
New Zealand v Pakistan
Last ODI 9 April 2007 
Ireland v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2012 Northern Districts
2003 Buckinghamshire
2006–present Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 66 246 291
Runs scored 652 1,454 13,805 6,941
Batting average 38.35 27.43 36.61 27.54
100s/50s 2/2 1/12 28/70 6/46
Top score 160 101* 170 122
Balls bowled 6 3,733 284
Wickets 0 42 4
Bowling average 44.40 73.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/24 2/21
Catches/stumpings 1/– 18/– 127/– 107/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 June 2016

Hamish John Hamilton Marshall (born 15 February 1979, Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is the identical twin brother of James Marshall. Hamish and James became the second pair of twins (after Mark and Steve Waugh) to play Test cricket, and are the first identical pair.

Marshall, a middle-order batsman, made his Test debut against South Africa in December 2000. Batting at No. 7, he made an unbeaten 40.

New Zealand Career[edit]

He waited another three years until he was called up for the one-day series in Pakistan in 2003-04. In his third game, he scored 101 not out at Faisalabad. In the corresponding home series he scored 64 and 84 to help New Zealand win the series. He helped New Zealand to win the 2003-04 home one-day series against South Africa, and was called up for the 2004 NatWest Series in England. He scored 75 not out and 55 in the group matches, before contributing 44 as New Zealand won the final against West Indies.

He scored his first Test century in March 2005 against Australia with an innings of 146. He then scored 160 against Sri Lanka in April.

Marshall was a late call-up for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, in which he scored one half-century. After the tournament, he chose to reject a contract with New Zealand in order to play for Gloucestershire, due to his Irish passport Marshall does not count as an overseas player so long as he does not play for New Zealand.[1]

Marshall has also played for Northland in the Hawke Cup.

ICL Career[edit]

He played for the Royal Bengal Tigers in the Indian Cricket League until the ICL collapsed in mid-2009. In February 2009, Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik had to withdraw from playing in a friendly T20 cricket match between Australian Cricketers' Association and New Zealand Cricket Players Association, because of Marshall's involvement in the match. Due to the rivalry between the IPL and the ICL, the BCCI asked Tendulkar and Karthik not to play in the match. The BCCI cited the involvement of Marshall in one of the teams for not fielding its cricketers.[2]

Ireland Career[edit]

In October 2010, it was announced that Marshall would tour India with the Ireland cricket team. It was hoped that it would assist his integration into the team in the event the ICC allowed him to play for Ireland in ODIs.[3]

Gloucestershire Career[edit]

Marshall arrived at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in 2006 and has played every season since. In 2015 he was awarded a benefit season.[4]

In June 2012, Marshall was appointed as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club's captain for their Twenty20 campaign.[5]

In the 2013 County Season, Marshall passed 1000 County Championship runs for the first time since 2006, averaging 50.35. He was rewarded with a new three-year contract taking him to 37 years of age.[6]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 1 October 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 160 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Napier 2005 - -
ODI 101* New Zealand v Pakistan Faisalabad 2003 - -
T20I 8 New Zealand v Australia Auckland 2005 -
FC 170 Northern Districts Knights v Canterbury Wizards Rangiora 2010 4-24 Gloucestershire v Leicestershire Leicester 2010
LA 122 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Sussex Sharks Hove 2007 2-21 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Hampshire Hawks Southampton 2009
T20 102 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Middlesex Panthers Uxbridge 2011 -


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