Hamish Rutherford

Hamish Duncan Rutherford (born 27 April 1989) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Otago and represents New Zealand in international cricket. A left-handed batsman, occasional left-arm spin bowler and Twenty20 specialist, Rutherford is the son of former New Zealand Test captain Ken Rutherford and nephew of Ian Rutherford.[1]

Hamish Rutherford
Personal information
Full nameHamish Duncan Rutherford
Born (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 33)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleOpening batsman
RelationsKen Rutherford (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 260)6 March 2013 v England
Last Test3 January 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 179)20 February 2013 v England
Last ODI31 October 2013 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 61)9 February 2013 v England
Last T20I6 September 2019 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008/09–presentOtago (squad no. 7)
2013Essex
2015–2016Derbyshire
2019–2020Worcestershire
2021Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 16 4 122 112
Runs scored 755 15 7,683 3,864
Batting average 26.96 3.75 36.76 36.80
100s/50s 1/1 0/0 17/39 12/15
Top score 171 11 239 155
Balls bowled 6 210 54
Wickets 0 1 1
Bowling average 107.00 45.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/26 1/4
Catches/stumpings 11/– 2/– 75/– 33/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 August 2022

Domestic careerEdit

He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season for Otago, with 577 runs in ten matches.[2] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Otago for the 2018–19 season.[3] He was also the leading run-scorer for Otago in the 2018–19 Ford Trophy, with 393 runs in seven matches,[4] and the leading run-scorer for the team in the 2018–19 Super Smash, with 227 runs in nine matches.[5]

In June 2020, he was offered a contract by Otago ahead of the 2020–21 domestic cricket season.[6][7]

International careerEdit

He scored a century (171) on his Test match debut against England, which is the seventh-highest score on debut.[8][9][10] It is also second on the list for a left-handed debutant and a test opener on debut, in both cases behind Jacques Rudolph.[11]

ConcussionEdit

Rutherford has suffered a number of concussions playing cricket. The most recent occurred in December 2020 during training resulting in him missing several games for Otago. He has previously been hit while batting by Jofra Archer in 2019 while negotiating a bouncer. Lockie Ferguson also struck him on the helmet with a lifting delivery during the 2019/2020 New Zealand domestic one-day final. He had scored 36 runs off 25 balls at the time. In 2015, Scott Kuggeleijn also bowled a ball that hit Rutherford resulting in Rutherford taking three months off cricket to recover.[12][13][14][15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Hamish Rutherford". CricInfo. February 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Plunket Shield, 2017/18 - Otago: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "The Ford Trophy, 2018/19 - Otago: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Super Smash, 2018/19 - Otago: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Daryl Mitchell, Jeet Raval and Finn Allen among major domestic movers in New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Auckland lose Jeet Raval to Northern Districts, Finn Allen to Wellington in domestic contracts". Stuff. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Rain respite for England after Rutherford 171". Wisden India. 8 March 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Highest score on Test debut". ESPNCricinfo. 8 March 2013.
  10. ^ "New Zealand look to a Rutherford again". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  11. ^ Hamish Rutherford scores century on debut, New Zealand Vs England 2013
  12. ^ Seconi, Adrian (4 December 2020). "Rutherford out with concussion". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  13. ^ Seconi, Adrian (11 December 2020). "Batsman 'fine' about continuing in game". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Left-handers fire Auckland Aces to win over Otago Volts in dramatic Ford Trophy final". Stuff. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  15. ^ "England fast bowler Jofra Archer's frightening warning for Black Caps". Stuff. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Archer's pace can help England undo New Zealand, says Sibley". The Independent. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2021.

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