John Aiken (cricketer)

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John Aiken
Personal information
Full name
John Maxwell Aiken
Born (1970-07-03) 3 July 1970 (age 53)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 46 39
Runs scored 2,170 817
Batting average 28.93 23.34
100s/50s 4/9 1/3
Top score 170* 101*
Balls bowled 18
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 33/– 8/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 September 2008

John Maxwell Aiken (born 3 July 1970) is a New Zealand former cricketer who played for Auckland and Wellington. Born in Sydney, Australia, he was a left-handed batsman who played 46 first class matches and 39 one-day matches in a career spanning 11 seasons from 1989/90 to 2000/01.[1] He scored 2,170 first-class runs at an average of 28.93. During his career, he played for New Zealand XIs against the West Indies, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka.[2]

At the same time as his cricket career, Aiken trained as a relationship specialist and has run a private practice in New Zealand and Australia. He has also undertaken a range of media work, becoming the dating and relationship expert for the 9Honey television channel, hosting the ABC documentaries Making Couples Happy and Making Families Happy, and most recently becoming one of the experts on the popular Channel 9 reality series Married at First Sight Australia.[3]


  1. ^ John Aiken, CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ John Aiken, CricInfo. Retrieved 13 July 2007
  3. ^ Margot Butcher (Summer 2018). "Past player feature - John Aiken" (PDF). New Zealand Cricket Players Association. p. 5. Retrieved 30 January 2019.