John Blain (cricketer)
|Full name||John Angus Rae Blain|
4 January 1979 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling||Right arm fast-medium|
|ODI debut (cap 3)||16 May 1999 v Australia|
|Last ODI||19 April 2009 v Afghanistan|
|ODI shirt no.||4|
|T20I debut (cap 1)||12 September 2007 v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||4 August 2008 v Kenya|
|Domestic team information|
|2004–2006||Yorkshire (squad no. 44)|
|2010||Yorkshire (squad no. 44)|
Source: Cricinfo, 10 June 2009
Attaining his first cap in 1996, Blain became Scotland's youngest-capped cricketer since 1890. He played during the 1996 European Championship taking seven wickets at 9.85. Blain was initially signed as a footballer to Falkirk but decided to switch to cricket, signing for Northamptonshire, having not made an impact as a footballer.
Blain left Northamptonshire County Cricket Club at the end of the 2003 season to join Yorkshire County Cricket Club, where he made sporadic appearances for the first team until he was initially released in 2006.
He played for Yorkshire League side, Rotherham Cricket Club in 2007, and was due to sign for the Scottish League side, Ferguslie, in 2008. The move fell through, and Blain played for the Scottish Saltires and Rotherham.
Blain is an ECB Level 4 Coach. Blain was named as head coach of Grange Cricket Club. He also played as player-cum-coach with West of Scotland Cricket Club from 2010 to 2013. He was name head coach of newly formed team Eastern Knights which will play in Regional Pro Series.
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 364. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
- John Blain appointed Grange coach
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- Coaching contacts