Paul-Jan Bakker

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Paul-Jan Bakker
Personal information
Full name Paul-Jan Bakker
Born (1957-09-19) 19 September 1957 (age 59)
Vlaardingen, South Holland, Netherlands
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 2) 17 February 1996 v New Zealand
Last ODI 5 March 1996 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1986–1992 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 5 69 68
Runs scored 1 333 59
Batting average 9.51 8.42
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 1* 22 14
Balls bowled 258 11,525 3,377
Wickets 3 193 80
Bowling average 71.66 28.01 28.27
5 wickets in innings 0 7 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/51 7/31 5/17
Catches/stumpings 0/0 9/0 4/0
Source: Cricinfo, 14 May 2017

Paul-Jan Bakker (born 19 August 1957) is a former Dutch cricketer. Bakker was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

International career[edit]

An accurate seam bowler, Bakker made his ICC Trophy debut in 1986, taking 5/18 against Papua New Guinea. He played all five One Day Internationals for The Netherlands during the 1996 Cricket World Cup, including his countries first official ODI against New Zealand at the advanced age of 38. Quirkily, his solitary ODI run was an umpiring error against UAE at Lahore. The final delivery of the Dutch innings yielded a scampered bye to keeper Abbasi but without an umpire signal - with contact he would have been caught behind! After the 1996 World Cup Bakker retired from cricket.

Career in England[edit]

Between 1986 and 1992 Bakker played for Hampshire in the English County Championship (being their leading wicket taker in 1989).

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