John Mitchell (cricketer)

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John Mitchell
Personal information
Full name William John Mitchell
Born (1947-12-01) 1 December 1947 (age 69)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right–hand bat
Bowling style Right–arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964–1968 Northern Districts
1968–1969 Otago
First–class debut 4 February 1964 Northern Districts v Pakistan
Last First–class 30 September 1968 Otago v Wellington
Career statistics
Competition First–class
Matches 14
Runs scored 634
Batting average 27.56
100s/50s 1/4
Top score 127*
Balls bowled 30
Wickets 1
Bowling average 15.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/15
Catches/stumpings 8/0
Source: CricInfo, 16 September 2008

William John Mitchell (1 December 1947– ) is a former New Zealand cricketer, who played first–class cricket for Northern Districts and Otago. A Right–handed batsman and occasional right–arm medium pace bowler, Mitchell played 14 first–class matches in all from 1964 to 1969,[1] scoring 634 runs at 27.56 and taking one wicket.[2]


Born in Auckland,[1][2] Mitchell began his first-class career in 1964 for Northern Districts.[1] He began successfully, playing three matches over the winter of 1964/65 and scoring 212 runs at 53.00,[3] including one half century and the only century of his career, 127* on debut against Pakistan. He also took his only first class wicket in this debut match, that of Abdul Kadir.[3][4]

Mitchell had a far less successful season over the winter of 1965/66. where he again played three matches for Northern Districts; however his return was only 71 runs at 14.20, with a high score of 38.[3] The following season, his last for Northern Districts, returned 252 runs from six matches at 22.90, with two fifties and a high score of 74.[3] For the next season, Mitchell moved to Otago.[1][2] He played two matches in the 1968/69 season, scoring 99 runs at 33.00, the second highest season average of his career, with a single half century of 52 his highest score.

Mitchell also played two matches for the New Zealand Under–23s during his career, returning with a total of 104 runs, the majority of which from a high score of 74, the only half century of his Under–23 career, at an average of 26.00.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d William Mitchell from Cricket Archive retrieved 16 September 2008
  2. ^ a b c John Mitchell at ESPNcricinfo retrieved 16 September 2008
  3. ^ a b c d e First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by William Mitchell from Cricket Archive retrieved 16 September 2008
  4. ^ Northern Districts v Pakistan, 4, 5 6 February 1965 from Cricket Archive retrieved 16 September 2008

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