John Anderson (Irish cricketer)

John Anderson (born 6 October 1982) is a former Irish cricketer. Anderson is a right-handed opening batsman who bowls right-arm off spin.

John Anderson
Personal information
Full nameJohn Anderson
Born (1982-10-06) 6 October 1982 (age 39)
Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 43)8 September 2014 v Scotland
Last ODI27 September 2016 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 29)18 June 2015 v Scotland
Last T20I21 June 2015 v Scotland
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002KwaZulu-Natal
2013–2018Leinster Lightning
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 8 4 19 24
Runs scored 151 12 933 516
Batting average 18.87 6.00 35.88 22.43
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 2/7 0/1
Top score 39 9 127 75
Balls bowled 30 6 565 60
Wickets 0 0 7 0
Bowling average 48.14
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/92
Catches/stumpings 3/– 0/– 7/– 7/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 3 October 2018

Early career (2002–2013)Edit

Anderson made his first-class debut for KwaZulu-Natal against Griqualand West in October 2002.[1][2] Anderson later moved to Ireland, where he played for Merrion Cricket Club.[3] In 2012 Anderson was included in an Ireland A squad for a tour of England in April and May. He played three matches: a one-day match against Marylebone Cricket Club[4] and two three-day matches against Kent 2nd XI[5] and Gloucestershire 2nd XI.[6] He was then kept in the Ireland A team for a series against the touring South Africa A cricket team in August and September.[3] He played four matches, including two first-class matches and two List A matches, making his List A debut on August 19.[7][8][9][10]

International career (2013–2018)Edit

2011–13 ICC Intercontinental Cup (2013)Edit

Anderson made his Ireland debut in the 2011–13 ICC Intercontinental Cup against the Netherlands in July 2013, and scored his maiden first-class century in a 279-run Irish victory.[11] He played Ireland's last three matches for the tournament against Scotland and Afghanistan. He scored a half-century against Scotland in an innings victory,[12] and Ireland progressed to the final against Afghanistan. He top-scored in the first innings with another half-century, scoring 55 while Ireland were bowled out for a paltry 187 runs.[13] He only scored 2 runs in the second innings but Ireland went on to win the match by 122 runs regardless.[14] Due to his performances in international cricket Anderson won Cricket Ireland's Aengus Fanning International Player of the Year award for 2013.[15]

Limited overs matches (2014–2016)Edit

In July 2014 Anderson made his way into Ireland's limited overs side for a series of unofficial One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka A.[16][17] He kept his place in the side and made his One Day International debut against Scotland in September.[18] He played all three matches of the ODI series but was unimpressive, only scoring 40 runs combined.[19]

He made his Twenty20 International debut against Scotland on 18 June 2015.[20] After the 2015 season he was included in Ireland's Emerging Players Programme for 2015/16 to train over the winter.[21] He was in Ireland's squad for their ODI series against Afghanistan in 2016, but he was struck on the head while batting in the second match and showed symptoms of concussion, forcing him out of the next match.[22]

Return to Intercontinental Cup (2016)Edit

Anderson impressed in domestic cricket in 2016 with strong performances for Leinster Lightning in the 2016 Inter-Provincial Championship. Across the four matches he scored 342 runs at an average of 85.50 with a high score of 135 not out.[23] As a result, he returned to Ireland's Intercontinental Cup side for the first time since the 2013 final to play in Ireland's home match against Hong Kong.[24] He played again in March 2017 and, though Ireland suffered an innings defeat to Afghanistan, he scored another half-century, having reached 50 in all of his first five Intercontinental Cup matches.[25]

RetirementEdit

In October 2018, he retired from international cricket.[26] The following month, he was named the Male Club Player of the Year at the annual Cricket Ireland Awards.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SuperSport Series: Griqualand West v KwaZulu-Natal, 18-21 October 2002, at Kimberley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ "SuperSport Series: Griqualand West v KwaZulu-Natal at Kimberley, 18-21 Oct 2002". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Ireland name Squad for South Africa A 4-Day Match". cricketireland.ie. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Ireland A tour of England at London, Apr 23 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ireland A tour of England at Maidstone, May 22-24 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Ireland A tour of England at Bath, May 28-30 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  7. ^ "South Africa A tour of Ireland at Wicklow, Aug 6-9 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ "South Africa A tour of Ireland at Coleraine, Aug 13-16 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ "South Africa A tour of Ireland at Strabane, Aug 19 2012 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  10. ^ "South Africa A tour of Ireland at Belfast, Aug 21 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Ireland fold for 332 after Anderson ton". ESPNcricinfo. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  12. ^ "ICC Intercontinental Cup at Dublin, Sep 11-14 2013 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  13. ^ Dhulap, Sonali. "John Anderson Profile - ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats". CricBuzz. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Final, ICC Intercontinental Cup at Dubai, Dec 10-13 2013 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  15. ^ "A Family affair with Joyces at the Double at RSA Cricket Ireland Awards". cricketireland.ie. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  16. ^ "1st unofficial ODI, Sri Lanka A tour of England and Ireland at Belfast, Jul 23 2014 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  17. ^ "2nd unofficial ODI, Sri Lanka A tour of England and Ireland at Belfast, Jul 25 2014 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Scotland tour of Ireland, 1st ODI: Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Sep 8, 2014 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Scotland in Ireland ODI Series, 2014 - Ireland | Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Scotland tour of Ireland, 1st T20I: Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 18, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  21. ^ "EPP Squad Announced". ESPNcricinfo. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  22. ^ "CRICKET: John Anderson misses third Ireland game against Afghanistan - Belfast Newsletter". The News Letter. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championship, 2016 - Leinster Lightning | Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  24. ^ "ICC Intercontinental Cup at Belfast, Aug 30-Sep 2 2016 | Match Summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Intercontinental Cup: Ireland suffer innings defeat by Afghanistan in India". BBC Sport. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Ireland's John Anderson retires from international cricket". International Cricket Council. 3 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Murtagh, Delany take out top player awards at 2018 Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

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