Michael Dighton

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Michael Dighton
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Personal information
Full name Michael Gray Dighton
Born (1976-04-24) 24 April 1976 (age 41)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Nickname Dighta
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Opening batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997-98 - 2000-01 Western Warriors
2001-present Tasmanian Tigers (squad no. 3)
2004 Hampshire County Cricket Club
2007 Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 71 77 20
Runs scored 4208 2521 431
Batting average 33.93 34.06 25.35
100s/50s 08/21 3/17 1/0
Top score 182* 146* 111
Balls bowled 570 156 96
Wickets 6 4 9
Bowling average 53.66 31.50 13.44
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/47 2/46 6/25
Catches/stumpings 50/– 28/1 5/–
Source:
cricinfo.com
, 16 March 2009

Michael Gray Dighton, (born 24 April 1976, at Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian cricket player, who played for the Tasmanian Tigers. He plays club cricket for North Hobart Cricket Club. He is an excellent opening batsman, particularly in One-day cricket, and he played a leading role in the Tigers victorious ING Cup campaign of 2004-05. He is tall, and strong, and adept at hitting out cleverly early in the innings. He bowls occasional leg spin, and is also a capable wicket-keeper. Dighton has failed to recapture the form which saw him score at an average of 55 in 2003 in the Pura Cup, but still retains his place as one-day opener.

Dighton has also played cricket for the Western Warriors where he began his career, Hampshire County Cricket Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the Netherlands as an overseas pro.

In 2007,he recorded the best bowling figures by a bowler on T20 debut (6-25) and the only debutant to take a 6 wicket haul on T20 debut[1][2]

On 15 November 2008, Dighton scored 34 off 13 balls for the Emirates All*Stars against the Australian National Team in an exhibition Twenty/20 match. He and Adam Gilchrist scored quickly, hitting boundaries and helping the team (specially made for the occasion) on to win. During the fielding innings, he caught a surprising one handed catch in the deep to dismiss Cameron White.

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