Aaron Christopher Bird is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler.

Aaron Bird
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Personal information
Full nameAaron Christopher Bird
Born (1983-09-28) 28 September 1983 (age 36)
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
NicknameBirdy, Flu, AA
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
BattingRight-hand
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleBowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005 –New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 5 25
Runs scored 101 65
Batting average 16.83 8.12
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 29 12*
Balls bowled 767 1122
Wickets 13 34
Bowling average 37.61 30.91
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/80 5/26
Catches/stumpings 1/0 7/–
Source: ESPN cricinfo, 17 Aug 2009

Bird arrived from Taree, NSW as a 16-year-old to play Sydney Grade Cricket with North Sydney Cricket Club, eventually going on to play First Grade as an 18-year-old. In this time with North Sydney, Bird hit the headlines when he hit former Test batsman Michael Slater injuring the former test star in the process. Bird now plays his cricket with Bankstown Cricket Club, former home of the Waugh brothers.

Bird caused controversy after appearing in a Twenty20 match, in which players wore nicknames on their shirts, with the moniker 'Flu' – a reference to bird flu. He was ordered not to wear the name again, as it upset the sponsors of the tournament, KFC.

In December 2006 Bird was reported for a suspect bowling action but was later cleared by Cricket Australia.[1] In January 2009, his bowling action was again reported.[2] After undergoing analysis at the Australian Institute of Sport biomechanics laboratory in Canberra it was found that for some deliveries his elbow extension exceeded the 15-degree limit, he was subsequently banned by Cricket Australia.[3] After being mentioned by the umpires in a Blues' Twenty20 match in January 2010, Bird ended his first-class career in April 2010; he would continue to play grade cricket for Canterbury-Bankstown.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aaron Bird cleared of suspect action". Cricinfo. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Bird ordered for tests on suspect action". Cricinfo. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Bird shot down for illegal action". Cricinfo. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. ^ Cricinfo staff (17 April 2010). "Aaron Bird ends first-class career". Retrieved 7 November 2019.

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