Terry Alderman

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Terry Alderman
Personal information
Full name Terence Michael Alderman
Born 12 June 1956 (1956-06-12) (age 61)
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations D Emerson (sister)
RA Emerson (brother-in-law)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 310) 18 June 1981 v England
Last Test 27 April 1991 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 66) 6 June 1981 v England
Last ODI 15 January 1991 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1974–1993 Western Australia
1984–1986 Kent
1988 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 41 65 245 166
Runs scored 203 32 1,307 163
Batting average 6.54 2.66 8.32 5.82
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 26* 9* 52* 26*
Balls bowled 10,181 3,371 48,701 8,829
Wickets 170 88 956 232
Bowling average 27.15 23.36 23.74 23.15
5 wickets in innings 14 2 53 4
10 wickets in match 1 n/a 8 n/a
Best bowling 6/47 5/17 8/46 5/17
Catches/stumpings 27/– 29/- 190/– 67/–
Source: CricInfo, 24 July 2013

Terence Michael Alderman (born 12 June 1956 in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played primarily as a right-arm fast-medium bowler of limited pace but nagging accuracy and movement.

He began his first-class career in 1974 with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and came to international prominence when he was chosen for the Australian national team to tour England in 1981. He was a poor batsman, passing fifty just once in his career and averaging barely eight in first-class cricket. He had three seasons in English county cricket, with Kent (1984 and 1986) and then with Gloucestershire (1988).

In the 1981 Ashes series he took 42 Test wickets, including nine on debut,[1] the biggest haul in a series since Jim Laker's 46 in 1956 and the fourth-highest total of all time. Alderman's 42 wickets is the record for the most wickets taken in a series without taking 10 wickets in a match.[2] He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the Almanack's 1982 edition.

He was disabled from playing for over a year by a shoulder injury sustained on 13 November 1982 when he rashly tackled an English-supporting ground invader at the WACA Ground in Perth.[3]

Alderman took part in an unofficial Australian tour of South Africa in 1985–86 and 1986–87, when that country was banned from Test cricket as a Commonwealth anti-apartheid sanction. As a result, he received a 3-year ban from international cricket which disqualified him from playing in the 1985 Ashes series in England.

Following his suspension, Alderman returned to the Australian side and resumed his success against England, taking 41 wickets in the 1989 Ashes series and another 16 in the 1990–91 series, his final Ashes appearance. The scorebook entry "Gooch lbw b Alderman" assumed a life of its own in the summer of 1989, manifesting itself as a chilling refrain that haunted the slumbers of traumatised England cricket fans, and earning acknowledgement by Gooch himself on his answerphone message: "I'm out - probably lbw to Terry Alderman".[4] He rarely enjoyed similar success against other countries. His final Test series was against the West Indies in 1990–91, where he ended his career with 170 Test wickets.

Career[edit]

Alderman was the fourth of five children. His father, William, represented Western Australia in Aussie Rules and opened the batting and bowling to WA Colts without ever playing first class cricket.

Alderman studied at Aquinas College in Perth, playing both football and cricket. (He would play football until 1978.) He bowled in hist high school team's first eleven from his third year at high school onwards and was coached by Bert Rigg during his last two years.

Alderman represented Western Australia at a schoolboys' carnival in Melbourne in 1972-73 and was chosen in the Australian schoolboys team to play a governors eleven.

In 1973-74 Alderman played for WA Colts in Melbourne and Adelaide. He too six wickets in a game in Melbourne.

1974-75[edit]

Alderman made his first class debut in 1974-75. In his first game, a Gillette Cup match, Ian Chappell took 24 runs off his second over. He was twelfth man for two Sheffield Shield games against South Australia and Victoria before being picked against NSW in Sydney. He took 5-63 but pulled a hamstring and had to return home.

He took 18 first class wickets that summer at 28.

1975-76[edit]

The following summer he took 17 wickets at 26.

1976-77[edit]

In 1976-77 he only took 8 wickets at 17.

World Series Cricket[edit]

During World Series Cricket, Alderman took 28 wickets at 21 during the 1977-78 summer. The following season he took 26 wickets at 18.69.

However Alderman was overlooked for national selection.

1979-80[edit]

Alderman had his best season in 1979-80 taking 42 wickets at 28.09.

In 1980 he played for the Watsonians in England.

1980-81[edit]

In 1980-81 Alderman took 32 wickets at 26. This earned him selection on the 1981 Ashes tour.

1981 Ashes[edit]

Alderman had a superb Ashes series.

He was picked in the first test and took 4-68 and 5-62, helping bowl Australia to victory.[5] He found things harder going in the second, with 1-79 and 1-42, a game that ended in a draw.[6] In the third test Alderman took 3-59 in the first innings; England followed on, and Alderman helped reduce England to 7-135 with 4 wickets and two catches. Ian Botham counter-attacked and Alderman's final figures were 6-135 - Australia collapsed chasing and lost the game.[7]

In the fourth test Alderman bowled beautifully for figures of 5-42 and 3-65 but Australia's batsman collapsed again and lost the game.[8] Australia lost the fifth test, Alderman taking 4-88 and 5-109.[9] In the sixth drawn test Alderman took 3-84 and 2-60.[10] He had taken 42 wickets in the test series at 51 first class wickets on tour at 20.86.

Alderman was picked as one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year.[11][12]

1981-82[edit]

Alderman kept in the Australian side the following summer. In the first test against Pakistan he took 4-36 and 2-43, helping Australia win.[13] The going was harder in the second test, with 2-74 and 0-37.[14] In the third test Alderman went for 0-62.[15]

Alderman played in two tests against the West Indies. He took 2-54 and 2-23 in the first match, but is probably best remembered for his batting in the first innings - he joined Kim Hughes when the score was 9-155 and stuck around for 43 more runs which proved crucial (Alderman made 10).[16] He suffered in the second test, taking 0-73 and 1-46.[17] Alderman did not play in the third test, which the West Indies won.

He took 37 first class wickets that summer at 16.94.

1982 Tour of New Zealand[edit]

Alderman toured New Zealand in 1982 taking 12 wickets at 30.

He took 1-92 in the rain-shortened first test;[18] 2-59 and 1-30 in the second test, which New Zealand won;[19] 2-63 and 2-66 in the third test, which Australia won.[20]

1982 Tour of Pakistan[edit]

Alderman was picked on the 1982 tour of Pakistan. Australia went with a two-spin attack for the first two tests and Alderman was left out. He returned for the third test despite barely bowling during the tour[21], taking 2-144 in an Australian defeat.[22] He only took four first class wickets on tour at 65.

1982-83: Injury[edit]

Alderman was injured in the first test of the 1982-83 Ashes. He had taken 1-84 in the first innings when there was a pitch invasion.[23] Alderman was hit in the back of the head by a member of the crowd, Gary Donnison. Alderman recalled, "he ran off, and I could see that there were no police in the vicinity so I attempted to apprehend him." Alderman charged at Donnison and tackled him to the ground but fell on his shoulder and injured himself. "I can't remember a lot of how I fell ... but I was immediately aware I was injured ... it was very painful indeed," Alderman said. "At the time I thought it would just pop back in - little did I know that it would be a year before I could bowl in a competitive match again," he said. "I had to learn to swim a mile a day for eight months. What is tough in sport, is that if you have a physical injury or problem, no one wants to know you. In a way, when I came back, it was like starting another career."[24]

He took 18 first class wickets that summer at 19.61.

1983-84[edit]

Alderman was unable to force his way back into the Australian side over the 1983-84 summer. Hoever 30 first class wickets at 25.26 saw him picked for the West Indies.

1984 Tour of the West Indies: Return to Test Cricket[edit]

Alderman took 1-64 and 0-43 in the first test.[25] In the second test he took 2-91 but had some success with the bat, scoring 21 in Australia's second innings and taking part in a 61-run partnership with Alan Border.[26] In the third test Alderman took 1-152 and 0-18.[27] He was dropped for the final two tests. Alderman took 15 first class wickets on tour at 43.6.

1984 County Season[edit]

Alderman played in England that winter taking 76 wickets at 22.69.

1984-85[edit]

Alderman made his way back into the Australian side for the first test against the West Indies. He took 6-128[28] but the West Indies won by an innings.[29] He took 3-107 in the second test, which ended with Kim Hughes' resignation as Australian captain.[30] In the third test he took 0-38 and 0-66.[31] He was dropped for the next two tests.

Alderman took 44 wickets at 28.34 that summer. He was picked to tour England in 1985 but lost his spot when it was revealed he signed to play in South Africa.[32]

Alderman says he was motivated by financial conditions after being left off the contract list of Australian players in 1984. "The board was; not thinking of me for the future.! I was 28 and I had a family to think of, The opportunity to go to South Africa and to get a nest egg came up. It pointed out to me the lack of security you have when you play this, game. 'It's so fickle: one minute you are up,'the next you are down."[33]

South Africa[edit]

In South Africa Alderman took 23 wickets at 21.21 in 1985-86.

In 1986 he played county cricket in England and took 98 wickets at 19.20.

In 1986-87 he took 18 wickets at 32.77. Alderman later admitted his trips to South Africa had been disappointing bowling-wise and he set himself the goal of getting back in the Australian team by the 1989 Ashes.[33]

1987-88[edit]

Alderman returned to domestic cricket in Australia in 1987-88, taking 39 wickets at 24.20.

In 1988 he played in England again, taking 75 wickets at 22.81.

1988-89: Return to International Cricket[edit]

Alderman was available for international selection from the 1988-89 season onwards. He was overlooked for the first two tests but back for the third, taking 4-68 and 3-78.[34] In the 4th test he took 0-17 and 0-6 as Australia focused on spin.[35] He did not play in the 5th test.

Alderman took 48 first class wickets in 1988-89 at 20.93 and was selected for the 1989 Ashes.

1989 Ashes[edit]

Alderman toured for Australia in 1989. In the first test he took 5-107 and 5-44, helping Australia to a big win.[36] In the second he took 3-60 and 6-128.[37] In the third he went for 3-61[38]; the fourth, 0-49 and 5-66[39]; the fifth 5-69 and 2-32[40]; the sixth 5-66 and 2-30.[41]

He took 70 first class wickets on tour at 15.64.

1989-90[edit]

In Australia, Alderman took 3-73 and 1-59 against New Zealand.[42] He nabbed 3-81 against Sri Lanka in the first test.[43] He took 2-71 and 0-38 in the second test.[44]

Against Pakistan he took 3-30 and 5-105 in the first test.[45] He took 34 first class wickets over the 1989-90 summer at 23.05.

1990 Tour of New Zealand[edit]

He toured New Zealand in 1990 taking 4-46 and 0-27.[46]

1990-91[edit]

Alderman kept his place in the Australian side to play England. He took 2-44 and 6-47 in the first test[47]; 2-86 and 0-19 in the second[48]; 3-62 and 0-29 in the third[49]; he did not play in the fourth but took 0-66 and 3-75 in the fifth.[50] He took 31 first class wickets at 28.38 that summer and was picked to tour the West Indies.

1991 Tour of West Indies: Final Test[edit]

He toured the West Indies in 1991 taking 9 wickets at 38.44. He played one test, taking 0-42 and 1-63.[51]

1991-92[edit]

In 1991-91 Alderman took 29 wickets at 31.82 but was overlooked for national selection.[52]

1992-93[edit]

Alderman's last first class season was in 1992-93. He took 20 wickets at 36.35.[53]

Trivia[edit]

On 28 July 2000, Alderman was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for being the all-time leading wicket taker for Western Australia.[54]

Family and personal life[edit]

Alderman's sister Denise Emerson is married to former Test umpire Ross Emerson and herself played seven Tests for the Australian women's cricket team.

Alderman is an alumnus of Aquinas College, Perth.[55]

International record[edit]

Alderman took 14 Tests and two ODI five-wicket hauls.

Test 10 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 10/151 25  England Headingley Cricket Ground Leeds England 1989

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 20 February 1982 10–2–17–5, 1 Ct. ; DNB  Australia won by 8 wickets.[56]
2 Pakistan Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 8 January 1989 9–2–27–3 ; DNB  Australia won by 5 wickets.[57]
3 India AMI Stadium, Christchurch 3 March 1990 DNB ; 10–2–32–5, 1 Ct.  Australia won by 18 runs.[58]

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References[edit]

  • Benaud, Richie (1991). Border & Co: A Tribute To Cricket's World Champions. Hamlyn Australia. ISBN 0-947334-31-9. 

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