Mal Matheson in 1931
27 February 1906|
Omaha, New Zealand
|Died||31 December 1985
Auckland, New Zealand
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 17)||21 February 1930 v England|
|Last Test||15 August 1931 v England|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017
Alexander Malcolm Matheson (27 February 1906 – 31 December 1985) was a New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests, the Fourth Test of New Zealand's initial Test series, against England in 1929-30, and, when he toured England with the New Zealanders in 1931, the rain-ruined Third Test.
An opening bowler and useful lower-order batsman, he played for Auckland from 1926-27 to 1939-40, and for Wellington from 1944-45 to 1946-47. His one century came for Auckland in the match against Canterbury in 1937-38, when he was the fourth of Auckland's century-makers in a score of 590. His best bowling figures were 5 for 50 (after 3 for 19 in the first innings) for North Island against South Island in 1944-45. Earlier in the season he had figures of 11.5-9-4-3 for Wellington against Otago.
He also played Rugby union, and refereed the match between New Zealand and Australia in Auckland in 1946.
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