Mal Matheson

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Mal Matheson
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Mal Matheson in 1931
Personal information
Born (1906-02-27)27 February 1906
Omaha, New Zealand
Died 31 December 1985(1985-12-31) (aged 79)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 17) 21 February 1930 v England
Last Test 15 August 1931 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 69
Runs scored 7 1844
Batting average 7.00 23.64
100s/50s 0/0 1/11
Top score 7 112
Balls bowled 282 5536
Wickets 2 194
Bowling average 68.00 28.53
5 wickets in innings 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/7 5/50
Catches/stumpings 2/- 44/-
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.

Domestic career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] Earlier in the season he had figures of 11.5-9-4-3 for Wellington against Otago.[3]

Rugby career[edit]

He also played Rugby union, and refereed the match between New Zealand and Australia in Auckland in 1946.[4]

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