Martin Snedden

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Martin Snedden
Personal information
Full name Martin Colin Snedden
Born 23 November 1958 (1958-11-23) (age 58)
Mount Eden, New Zealand
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 25 93
Runs scored 327 535
Batting average 14.86 15.28
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 33* 64
Balls bowled 4775 4525
Wickets 58 114
Bowling average 37.91 28.39
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/8 4/34
Catches/stumpings 7/- 19/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Martin Colin Snedden CNZM (born 23 November 1958 in Mount Eden) played 25 cricket tests, between 1981 and 1990, and 93 One Day Internationals, between 1980 and 1990, for New Zealand. He was a member of New Zealand's seam bowling attack, alongside Sir Richard Hadlee and Ewen Chatfield, throughout its golden age in the 1980s. Snedden was the first bowler to concede 100 runs in a One Day International with figures of 12–1–105–2 from a 60-over match; it remained the record for most runs conceded until surpassed by Mick Lewis in March 2006. Snedden was generally a lower order batsman though he once scored 64 opening the innings in a One Day International. He also represented Auckland in New Zealand State cricket.

Snedden, a lawyer by profession, has spent the last few years as the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Cricket. However, in December 2006 it was announced that he would be leaving NZC to head the 2011 Rugby World Cup Organising Team.

His uncle, Colin Snedden, played one Test for New Zealand; his father, Warwick Snedden, and grandfather, Nessie Snedden, both also played first-class cricket. His brother, Patrick Snedden, is a company director and philanthropist.[1]

Snedden was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 New Year Honours, for services to sporting administration.[2]

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