Michael McEvoy

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Michael McEvoy
Personal information
Full name Michael Stephen Anthony McEvoy
Born (1956-01-25) 25 January 1956 (age 61)
Jorhat, Assam, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1976–1981 Essex
1982 Cambridgeshire
1983–1984 Worcestershire
1985–1990 Suffolk
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 69 33
Runs scored 2,128 514
Batting average 19.17 22.34
100s/50s 1/10 0/3
Top score 103 61
Balls bowled 180 0
Wickets 3 0
Bowling average 34.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 3/20
Catches/stumpings 70/0 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 18 November 2008

Michael Stephen Anthony McEvoy (born 25 January 1956) is an Indian-born former English cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket between 1976 and 1990, with the bulk of his career being between 1980 and 1984.

He was playing for the Essex Second XI at the age of 17,[1] but his debut in first-class cricket was in a County Championship match against Middlesex in August 1976; he scored 18 and 13, opening the batting in both innings.[2] At the start of September, he scored his maiden first-class half-century, producing an innings of 61 against Somerset.[3]

McEvoy remained a bit-part player in the Essex side for the rest of the 1970s, but this changed in 1980 when he played in 16 first-class and eight List A games. His final aggregate of 600 first-class runs was the most he scored in any season, albeit with only two fifties and an average of little more than 20.[4] He again played a fair number of first-team games in 1981, and claimed his only three first-class wickets when he took 3/20 against Middlesex at Lord's,[5] but he was confined to the Second XI after mid-July and left Essex at the end of the season.

Without a first-class county to play for in 1982, McEvoy turned out for Cambridgeshire in minor counties cricket, and made his maiden List A half-century in scoring 52 against Warwickshire in the NatWest Trophy.[6] In 1983, he returned to senior cricket with Worcestershire, and near the end of the season hit his only first-class hundred when he struck 103 against Warwickshire.[7] He averaged 22.76 in scoring 569 first-class runs that summer, his highest in any season, but in 1984 that figure collapsed to 14.46, and his total of 188 runs from 13 innings told its own story.[4]

That was that as far as McEvoy's first-class career was concerned, but he then enjoyed several seasons with Suffolk, playing quite regularly from 1985 until 1990, and then occasionally until 1992.[8] He scored four centuries in the space of six weeks in 1989,[9] and appeared in Suffolk's losing Championship final against Cheshire in 1985, though he was dismissed for just 5.[10] He played one List A game in the NatWest Trophy each year from 1985 to 1990.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Essex Second XI v Kent Second XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Essex v Middlesex in 1976". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Essex v Somerset in 1976". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Michael McEvoy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Middlesex v Essex in 1981". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Warwickshire v Cambridgeshire in 1982". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Warwickshire v Worcestershire in 1983". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Michael McEvoy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Player Oracle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Cheshire v Suffolk in 1985". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 

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