Steven Mullaney

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Steven Mullaney
Personal information
Full name Steven John Mullaney
Born (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 30)
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Nickname Mull
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2009 Lancashire
2010–present Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 104 94 94
Runs scored 5,606 1,580 714
Batting average 33.77 30.38 15.86
100s/50s 11/30 1/9 0/1
Top score 165* 111 53
Balls bowled 4,828 3,093 1,604
Wickets 66 84 71
Bowling average 37.90 31.92 28.77
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/32 4/29 4/19
Catches/stumpings 95/– 44/– 48/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 June 2017

Steven John Mullaney (born 19 November 1986) is an English cricketer who played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.[1] For the 2008–09 Australian season he played for South Caulfield in Melbourne's Victorian Turf Cricket Association competition as that club's visiting professional. At the end of the 2009 season, Mullaney, having spent most of the year playing for the second XI, turned down a new contract with Lancashire and instead signed with Nottinghamshire.

Personal life[edit]

Steven is married to Nicola and they have two daughters, Scarlett and Georgina.

Career[edit]

Early career and youth internationals[edit]

Born in Warrington, Cheshire, Mullaney joined Lancashire in 2003. Along with Karl Brown, Steven Croft, and Tom Smith he was part of the first intake of Lancashire's cricket academy.[2]

Between 2005 and 2006, Mullaney played two Youth Test matches.[3] He debuted on 2 February 2005; playing for England U-19s for India U-19s, Mullany bowled 8 overs for 42 runs in the match and scored 29 not out (29*) and 14, batting at number six in the first innings and number five in the second. England lost the match by an innings and 137 runs.[4] His second and final Test was in July 2006 and also against India U-19s. He scored 0 and 31, both times batting at seven, and conceded 43 runs from 11 overs.[5] He finished the tournament as England's leading wicket-taker, from 5 matches he took 9 wickets at an average of 15.11.[6]

Also between 2005 and 2006, Mullaney played 15 Youth One Day Internationals.[7] In that time, he scored 169 runs at an average of 16.90, with a highest score of 40, and took 10 wickets at an average of 29.40 and best bowling figures of 3 wickets for 26 runs (3/26).[8] During his time in the team, Mullaney took part in the 2006 U-19 World Cup. He had been dropped from the squad after a tour of Sri Lanka in July 2005, but was selected to play in the World Cup in February 2006 after England had a winless tour of Bangladesh.[7][9]

Early years with Lancashire[edit]

Mullaney's statistics for Lancashire
  Matches Runs Batting average Wickets Bowling average
First-class[10][11] 4 257 64.25 1 84.00
LA[12][13] 8 36 12.00 10 15.80
T20[14][15] 3 5 5.00 1 21.00

Mullaney made his first-class, list A, and Twenty20 debuts for Lancashire in 2006.[16][17][18] His first team cricket with Lancashire in 2006–2009 was limited, and in that time he played 4 first-class matches,[19] 7 list A matches,[20] and three Twenty20 matches.[21] In April 2007, Mullaney scored his maiden first-class century. Playing against Durham University, his innings of 165 not out (165*) came at quicker than a run a ball and allowed Lancashire to win the match. His first hundred runs came off 92 balls and the next 65 from 26 and included 10 sixes. It beat his previous highest score of 44.[22][23] In the 2007 cricket season, Mullaney played for Northern Cricket Club, in the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, averaging 70 with the bat and taking over 30 wickets. After he spent the winter of 2007/08 playing grade cricket for McKinnon in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, Mullaney signed a professional contract with Atherton Cricket Club in the Bolton Association at the start of the 2008 season. Speaking of his move from Northern to Atherton, Mullaney said "Northern was the turning point in my career, and I have left on really good terms to try and better myself. The league [Atherton play in] will not be quite as good, and the wickets aren't quite as good, but it will be a new challenge" and that "I think getting into the pro-ing side of things is an added pressure – but it is a pressure I am really looking forward to".[24] He set his sights on establishing himself in Lancashire's second team in the 2008 season and then force his way into the first team.[24]

In 2009, Mullaney was a regular in the top order of the Lancashire second team which progressed to the final of the Second XI Championship and the semi-final of the Second XI Trophy.[25] At the end of the season he turned down a two-year contract with the club and signed for Nottinghamshire.[26]

Mullaney won Nottinghamshire player of the year award in 2013 having moved up to the opening slot in the county championship, scoring two centuries. He also made an average contribution with the ball, in the sides YB40 title winning side and the t20 teams progression to the quarterfinals. He occasionally captains Nottinghamshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steven Mullaney player profile, Cricinfo.com  Retrieved on 7 February 2007.
  2. ^ Lancashire contracts, Lancashire County Cricket Club, 2007, retrieved 8 September 2009 
  3. ^ Youth Test Matches played by Steven Mullaney (2), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  4. ^ uf211 ut211 India Under-19s v England Under-19s: England Under-19s in India 2004/05 (3rd Test), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  5. ^ ut217 uf217 England Under-19s v India Under-19s: India Under-19s in England 2006 (1st Test), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  6. ^ ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2005/06 / Records / Most wickets, Cricinfo, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  7. ^ a b Youth One-Day International Matches played by Steven Mullaney (15), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  8. ^ Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  9. ^ Cricinfo staff (16 December 2005), England name Under-19 World Cup squad, Cricinfo, retrieved 7 September 2009 
  10. ^ First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  11. ^ First-class Bowling For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  12. ^ ListA Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  13. ^ ListA Bowling For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  14. ^ Twenty20 Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  15. ^ Twenty20 Bowling For Each Team by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 13 January 2011 
  16. ^ First-class matches played by Steven Mullaney (4), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 8 September 2009 
  17. ^ List A matches played by Steven Mullaney (7), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 8 September 2009 
  18. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Steven Mullaney (3), CricketArchive.com, retrieved 8 September 2009 
  19. ^ First-class batting and fielding in each season by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  20. ^ ListA batting and fielding in each season by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  21. ^ Twenty20 batting and fielding in each season by Steven Mullaney, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  22. ^ f49795 Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence v Lancashire: University Centres of Cricketing Excellence 2007, CricketArchive.com, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  23. ^ Mullaney rampage seals Lancs win, BBC Sport, 27 April 2007, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  24. ^ a b Mullaney's new challenge, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, 14 April 2008, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  25. ^ Ostick, Chris (4 September 2009), Lancashire seconds on glory hunt, Manchester Evening News, retrieved 9 September 2009 
  26. ^ Cricinfo staff (6 October 2009), Mullaney heads to Nottinghamshire, Cricinfo, retrieved 6 October 2009 

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