Ian Sinclair (cricketer)

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Ian Sinclair
Personal information
Full name Ian McKay Sinclair
Born (1933-06-01) 1 June 1933 (age 83)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-spin
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1953-54 to 1956-57 Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 15
Runs scored 25 264
Batting average 8.33 14.66
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 18* 40
Balls bowled 233 2853
Wickets 1 41
Bowling average 120.00 27.34
5 wickets in innings 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/79 5/57
Catches/stumpings 1/- 16/-
Source: Cricinfo, 28 September 2015

Ian McKay Sinclair (born 1 June 1933) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1956. He was born in Rangiora, Canterbury, and educated at Rangiora High School.

An off-spinner and useful tail-end batsman, Sinclair made his debut for Canterbury in the 1953-54 season when Matt Poore was in South Africa with the New Zealand team. His performances were moderate (108 runs at 15.42 and 10 wickets at 41.70 in five matches) and he did not appear in 1954-55.

When Poore was away again in 1955-56, this time touring India and Pakistan, and Tom Burtt retired, Sinclair became Canterbury's leading spin bowler. He took 5 for 57 and 2 for 26 in the first match of the Plunket Shield season against Otago, 1 for 50 and 4 for 17 as well as his highest score of 40 in the next match against Auckland, 4 for 36 and 0 for 74 against Wellington, and 5 for 65 and 1 for 73 against Central Districts. All four matches were victories for Canterbury, which consequently won the competition. He took 4 for 73 for Canterbury against the touring West Indians, and was selected in the team for the Second and Third Tests. However, he took only one wicket (of Everton Weekes), New Zealand lost both matches, and he never played another Test.

He played three matches for Canterbury in 1956-57 but took only four wickets.

He also played for Canterbury Country in the Hawke Cup competition.

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