Mark Chapman (cricketer)

Mark Sinclair Chapman (born 27 June 1994) is a Hong Kong-born New Zealand international cricketer who has played limited over internationals for Hong Kong and New Zealand. Currently playing for New Zealand, Chapman is a left-handed batsman who bowls occasional slow left-arm orthodox. He made his One Day International debut for Hong Kong against the United Arab Emirates in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship on 16 November 2015.[1] He is eligible to represent New Zealand through his father.[2] In February 2018, he made T20I and ODI debuts for New Zealand against England.

Mark Chapman
Personal information
Full name
Mark Sinclair Chapman
Born (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 29)
British Hong Kong
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National sides
ODI debut (cap 32/194)16 November 2015 
Hong Kong v UAE
Last ODI15 November 2023 
New Zealand v India
T20I debut (cap 4/77)16 March 2014 
Hong Kong v Nepal
Last T20I27 December 2023 
New Zealand v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–2016Hong Kong Cricket Club
2015/16–presentAuckland
2018St Lucia Stars
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 23 67 41 80
Runs scored 486 1,381 2,709 2,674
Batting average 28.58 28.18 43.00 41.78
100s/50s 2/0 1/7 5/16 7/13
Top score 124* 104* 146 157
Balls bowled 84 366 569
Wickets 4 1 14
Bowling average 24.75 246.00 42.78
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/9 1/60 3/41
Catches/stumpings 4/– 23/– 37/– 32/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 January 2024

Early and domestic career edit

Chapman was born in Hong Kong to a Hong Kongese mother and New Zealander father. His father Peter was a crown prosecutor for the Government of Hong Kong and his mother Anne worked in the financial sector.[3] He attended Island School in Hong Kong, before enrolling at King's College, Auckland at the age of 14, and went on to study engineering at the University of Auckland.[4] He played for the Hong Kong under-19 team at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, aged 15.[5][6]

Chapman made his World Cricket League debut for Hong Kong in the 2011 Division Three tournament against USA at the age of 16.[7][8] He top scored for Hong Kong with an unbeaten knock of 70 in the final of the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament as Hong Kong claimed the title after defeating Papua New Guinea.[9] It also helped Hong Kong to earn a promotion to 2011 World Cricket League Division Two.[10][11] It was in the latter tournament that Chapman made his List A debut against Uganda.[12] He played five further List A matches in the competition, the last of which was Papua New Guinea.[13] In his six matches in the competition, he scored 192 runs at a batting average of 38.40, with two half centuries and a high score of 81.[14] His highest score came against the United Arab Emirates.[15] He made his T20 debut against Italy on 15 November 2013 during the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.[16]

Chapman made his first-class debut on 17 December 2015 in the 2015–16 Plunket Shield.[17] As he holds dual citizenship with both New Zealand and Hong Kong, he is not considered as an overseas player.

On 1 January 2018, Chapman scored his first century in a Twenty20 match, batting for Auckland against Canterbury in the 2017–18 Super Smash.[18]

Chapman was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Ford Trophy, with 480 runs in eight matches for Auckland.[19] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Auckland for the 2018–19 season.[20] In March 2020, in round five of the 2019–20 Plunket Shield season, Chapman and Joe Carter scored centuries in both innings of the match.[21] It was the first time that two batsmen had scored a century in each innings in the same match in the Plunket Shield.[22]

In June 2020, Chapman was offered a contract by Auckland ahead of the 2020–21 domestic cricket season.[23][24] In the match between Auckland and Otago during the 2020–21 Plunket Shield season, Auckland's Ben Lister became the first COVID-19 replacement in a cricket match as he replaced Chapman, who reported feeling unwell, inline with the updated International Cricket Council (ICC) playing conditions for a substitute due to COVID.[25][26][27]

International career edit

He was named in Hong Kong squad for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, which was also Hong Kong's first appearance in a major ICC tournament.[28][29] He made his T20I debut for Hong Kong on 16 March 2014 in the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup Group A match against Nepal.[30] He was also named in the Hong Kong squad for the men's cricket tournament at the 2014 Asian Games.[31] He top scored for Hong Kong in the bronze medal match against Bangladesh with 38 runs off 31 balls and despite his efforts Hong Kong lost the match by 27 runs.[32]

In November 2015, Chapman was selected as vice-captain on Hong Kong's squad for its two World Cricket League fixtures against the UAE, both of which held ODI status.[1] On his ODI debut in the first match, he scored 124 not out from 116 balls, becoming the first Hong Kong player to score an ODI century.[33][34] Chapman also became first player from associate nations to score a century on their ODI debut, and second to do so at a strike rate of greater than 100.00 after Desmond Haynes.[35]

He was named as the vice-captain of Hong Kong side for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier.[36] In a match against Oman during the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier, he was controversially mankaded by Aamir Kaleem.[37][38] He also became the first batsman to be mankaded in a T20I match.[39] He was not selected in the Hong Kong squad for the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament due to his commitments with the Auckland cricket team and instead developed ambitions to represent New Zealand in the future.[40]

In February 2018, Chapman was added to New Zealand's T20I squad, for their Trans-Tasman tri-series against Australia and England.[2] He made his T20I debut for New Zealand against England on 13 February 2018 and became the sixth cricketer to play T20Is for two international teams.[41] Chapman was named to New Zealand's ODI squad as a cover for injured Kane Williamson.[42] On 28 February 2018 against England, Chapman made his ODI debut for New Zealand.[43] With that, he became the tenth cricketer to play ODIs for two international teams.

In August 2021, Champman was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[44][45]

Mark Chapman is the first player with 50+ scores for two countries in T20Is. As of November 2021 he has only two scores above fifty, and both are the same score, 63* for Hong Kong v Oman in 2015 and 63 for New Zealand v India in 2021

At New Zealand tour of Pakistan in 2023 he was selected for T20I series. in 5th T20I he score unbeaten hundred of 104* and level the series by 2-2 and become the top scorer of the series and grabs man of the series award.

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ a b "Chapman, Seifert set for New Zealand debuts". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong-raised Mark Chapman hammering down Black Caps T20 door". Stuff. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  4. ^ Wigmore, Tim (2 December 2015). "Mark Chapman: New Zealand star?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  6. ^ "Hong Kong squad named for ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
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  12. ^ "Full Scorecard of Hong Kong vs Uganda 2011 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  13. ^ "List A Matches played by Mark Champman". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  14. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Mark Chapman". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
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  16. ^ "Full Scorecard of Italy vs Hong Kong 6th Match, Group A 2013/14 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Plunket Shield, Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Dec 17-20, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  18. ^ Hyslop, Liam (1 January 2018). "Mark Chapman's maiden T20 hundred leads Auckland to win over Canterbury". Stuff. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  19. ^ "The Ford Trophy, 2017/18:Most Runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Auckland score unlikely Plunket Shield victory over Northern Districts on penultimate ball". Stuff. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  22. ^ "Double double! Joe Carter, Mark Chapman make history". New Zealand Cricket. Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
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  30. ^ "Full Scorecard of Nepal vs Hong Kong 2nd Match, First Round Group A 2013/14 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  31. ^ "Hong Kong Squad - Hong Kong Squad - Asian Games Men's Cricket Competition, 2014 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  32. ^ "Full Scorecard of Bangladesh vs Hong Kong 3rd Place Play-off 2014/15 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
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  37. ^ "Debutants Oman survive Hayat 122". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
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  41. ^ "4th Match (N), Twenty20 Tri Series at Wellington, Feb 13 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  43. ^ "Stokes stars in England's domineering win". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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