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
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 149) 21 February 1981 v India
Last Test 5 July 1990 v England
ODI debut (cap 37) 23 November 1980 v Australia
Last ODI 1 May 1990 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 25 93 118 151
Runs scored 327 535 1,792 1,101
Batting average 14.86 15.28 18.86 17.20
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/6 0/3
Top score 33* 64 69 79
Balls bowled 4,775 4,525 9,918 4,794
Wickets 58 114 387 209
Bowling average 37.91 28.39 25.62 22.93
5 wickets in innings 1 0 15 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 0
Best bowling 5/8 4/34 8/73 5/19
Catches/stumpings 7/- 19/- 55/- 35/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2017

Martin Colin Snedden CNZM (born 23 November 1958 in Mount Eden) is a former New Zealand cricketer, who played 25 cricket tests, and 93 One Day Internationals, between 1980 and 1990.

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.

Family[edit]

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]

International career[edit]

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.

Beyond cricket[edit]

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.

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

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/68 12  West Indies Lancaster Park Christchurch New Zealand 1987

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