Ken MacLeay

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Ken MacLeay
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981–1991 Western Australia
1991–1992 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 16
Runs scored - 139
Batting average - 12.63
100s/50s -/- 0/0
Top score - 41
Balls bowled - 857
Wickets - 15
Bowling average - 41.73
5 wickets in innings - 1
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 6/39
Catches/stumpings -/- 2/-
Source: [1], 8 June 2007

Kenneth Hervey MacLeay (born 2 April 1959 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England) is a former English born Australian cricketer.

He was an all-rounder (right-handed batsman and medium paced bowler) who played 16 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1983 and 1987. MacLeay played in the 1983 Cricket World Cup in England taking 6 for 39 against India.

MacLeay played in 129 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1981 and 1991. He was a regular in a strong WA side appearing in Sheffield Shield final winning team four times. MacLeay also played county cricket in England for Somerset in 1991 and 1992.

In 2001, MacLeay was named as a life member of the WACA Ground in Perth for his contributions to cricket.

Career[edit]

In 1982-83 MacLeay leapt to attention when he took 5-7 off 21 balls for WA against Victoria.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his one day debut for Australia in 1982-83 against New Zealand, taking 1-39 and scoring 3.[2] His next game was in the second final; Macleay scored 10 and took 1-56.[3]

In March 1983 he starred for Australian in a special one-off one day match against New Zealand to raise funds to the bushfire victims. MacLeay took 1-42 with the ball and top scored in Australia's (unsuccessful) run chase, with 41 off 37 balls.[4][5]

He was initially overlooked for selection on the 1983 World Cup[6] but was later called up as a replacement.

He played the West Indies, taking 1-31 and scoring 1.[7] He was kept in the side to play India, only making 4 with the bat but taking 6-39 with the ball.[8] His returns against Zimbabwe were 9 and 0-45.[9] In the second match against India he took 1-48 and scored 5.[10]

Australia tried him in the one day team in 1983-84. In a game against Pakistan he went for 0-39.[11] Against the West Indies his figures were 0-47 and 15.[12] MacLeay was then dropped.

In 1986-87 he scored 114 against NSW.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macleay adds to Victoria's rout". The Canberra Times. 57, (17,200). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 October 1982. p. 27. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65350.html
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65354.html
  4. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/64206.html
  5. ^ "CRICKET NZ avenges Cup defeat". The Canberra Times. 57, (17,337). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 18 March 1983. p. 20. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Trevor Chappell only surprise for Cup". The Canberra Times. 57, (17,386). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 6 May 1983. p. 22. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65070.html
  8. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65074.html
  9. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65079.html
  10. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65086.html
  11. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65359.html
  12. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65360.html
  13. ^ "Unbeaten MacLeay superb for WA". The Canberra Times. 61, (18,657). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 October 1986. p. 24. Retrieved 8 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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