Jeff Hammond (cricketer)

Jeffrey Robert Hammond (born 19 April 1950) is a former Australian cricketer who played in five Tests and one One Day International (ODI) from 1972 to 1973.

Jeff Hammond
Personal information
Full nameJeffrey Robert Hammond
Born (1950-04-19) 19 April 1950 (age 69)
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Rolefast bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 265)16 February 1973 v West Indies
Last Test21 April 1973 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 18)28 August 1972 v England
Last ODI28 August 1972 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1969/70–1980/81South Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 5 1 69 15
Runs scored 28 15 922 99
Batting average 9.33 16.46 14.44
100s/50s –/– –/– –/1 –/–
Top score 19 15* 53 24
Balls bowled 1031 54 11036 869
Wickets 15 1 184 15
Bowling average 32.53 41.00 28.88 34.06
5 wickets in innings 0 - 8
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/38 1/41 6/15 3/33
Catches/stumpings 2/– -/- 36/– 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 31 August 2011

A fast bowler, Hammond made his first-class cricket debut for South Australia in 1969 and was included in the Australian squad for the 1972 Ashes tour of England, where he played his sole One Day International, taking 1/41.

Hammond kept his place in the Australian squad picked for the tour of the West Indies, where, in the absence of the injured Dennis Lillee, he made his Test debut. The role of Hammond and his opening bowling partner Max Walker has been listed as a key factor in Australia's surprise series victory.[1]

Following his retirement from cricket in 1980, Hammond was appointed South Australian coach in 1993, leading South Australia to the Sheffield Shield in 1995/96. He was appointed to the South Australian Cricket Association Board in 2007.

Hammond has a Diploma of Electronic Engineering and was a member of the Telecom Australia's Management team in the early 1990s before returning to cricket administration.

Hammond's son Ashley also played cricket for South Australia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Buchanab, Matt. "Ashes 2013: The Damaged XI". WA Today. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 January 2014.