Ian Johnston (cricketer)

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Ian Johnston
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 3 2
Runs scored 86 30
Batting average 28.66 15.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 34 17
Balls bowled 6 18
Wickets 0 1
Bowling average - 25.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/3 1/25
Catches/stumpings 3/0 0/0

Robert Ian Johnston usually known as Ian Johnston (born 1 July 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland)[1] is an Irish former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler,[1] he played 15 times for the Ireland cricket team between 1979 and 1983,[2] including three first-class matches[3] and two List A matches.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Johnston made his debut for Ireland against Surrey in June 1979[2] and made his first-class debut against Sri Lanka the following month.[3] He also played against FW Millett's XI, Scotland, the MCC, Wales and Worcestershire in 1979. He played four times in 1980, including two matches against the West Indies[2] and his List A debut against Middlesex at Lord's.[4] He played against Canada and Middlesex in 1981, and against Sussex and Scotland in 1983, his final games for Ireland.[2]


In all matches for Ireland, Johnston scored 361 runs at an average of 24.07, scoring two half-centuries with a top score of 72 against the MCC in June 1980. He took four wickets at an average of 45.29, with best innings bowling figures of 2/49 against Middlesex in July 1981.[2]