John Parker (New Zealand cricketer)

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John Parker
John Morton Parker, cricketer.jpg
Parker in 2013
Personal information
Born 21 February 1951 (1951-02-21) (age 66)
Dannevirke, New Zealand
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 124) 2 February 1973 v Pakistan
Last Test 26 December 1980 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 17) 31 March 1974 v Australia
Last ODI 3 February 1981 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1971-75 Worcestershire
1972-84 Northern Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 36 24 207 113
Runs scored 1498 248 11,254 2,121
Batting average 24.55 12.40 34.84 21.64
100s/50s 3/5 0/1 21/53 1/9
Top score 121 66 195 107
Balls bowled 40 16 903 20
Wickets 1 1 14 1
Bowling average 24.00 10.00 48.64 12.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 0
Best bowling 1/24 1/10 3/26 1/10
Catches/stumpings 30/- 11/1 177/5 45/2
Source: Cricinfo, 10 April 2017

John Morton Parker (born 21 February 1951) is a former New Zealand Test and ODI first-class cricketer. He also served as interim captain in the third Test against Pakistan in 1976/77.

International career[edit]

He played 36 Test matches and 24 ODIs for New Zealand. Parker scored three test hundreds and 21 first-class hundreds in a career that spanned 14 years.

Family[edit]

He was the youngest of three brothers to play first-class cricket, the other two being Kenneth and Murray Parker.

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of John Parker
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 108 6  Australia Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 1974 Drawn
[2] 121 11  England New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 1975 Lost
[3] 104 19  India India Bombay, India Wankhede Stadium 1976 Lost

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