Kieran Noema-Barnett

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Kieran Noema-Barnett
Personal information
Full name Kieran Noema-Barnett
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 29)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2007 Otago
2008–present Central Districts (squad no. 17)
2015–present Gloucestershire (squad no. 11)
First-class debut 29 March 2009 Central Districts v Auckland
List A debut 21 December 2008 Central Districts v Auckland
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 62 74 89
Runs scored 2,275 1,171 1,076
Batting average 28.08 22.96 17.07
100s/50s 2/14 0/6 0/3
Top score 107 74 57*
Balls bowled 7,421 2,358 847
Wickets 97 47 31
Bowling average 34.31 42.59 41.58
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/20 3/42 2/13
Catches/stumpings 29/– 32/– 16/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 April 2017

Kieran Noema-Barnett, born 4 June 1987 in Dunedin, is a New Zealand cricketer. He played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka and for Otago in the Twenty20 competition in the 2006-07. He has played both first-class and List A cricket for Central Districts.[1]


Born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand to an English father and New Zealand Maori mother, Noema-Barnett attended Kavanagh College. He excelled in many sports, mainly rugby, cricket and basketball. However cricket was his chosen sport and he excelled by making the New Zealand 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup team in Sri Lanka. Noema-Barnett then made his debut for the Otago Volts in the 20/20 campaign of 2006/07 season. After failing to secure a regular playing position with the Volts he moved to Napier in New Zealand's North Island and play for Hawkes Bay in an attempt to kick-start his Career with the Central Districts Stags. His efforts were rewarded and he made his debut for the Stags in the 2008/09 season. Noema-Barnett has been a regular in the team since then and has since gone on to captain Central Districts in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons capturing the Plunkett shield Four day championship in his maiden season at the helm.

On 12 December 2010, playing for the Central Stags, he scored the fastest half century in New Zealand 20/20 history, taking just 14 balls to reach 50, against Otago in Invercargill. On his way to 50 Noema-Barnett hit three fours and six sixes.

Noema-Barnett spent two seasons in Ireland with CSNICC. He was considered the best overseas player in the league and in his time smashed his way to 192 against Glendermott.

Move to Gloucestershire[edit]

On 9 October 2014 it was announced that Noema-Barnett had signed with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club on a three-year deal. Noema-Barnett, a British passport holder's, father was born in England meaning he can play as a local player. Gloucestershire boss John Bracewell said "He is a fine all-rounder in all forms, He will strengthen and support our developing group with his leadership experience." Noema-Barnett added: "It's a very exciting time for myself and the club and I can't wait to get involved with the lads and contribute to the team."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kieran Noema-Barnett". Retrieved 2010-03-09.