Max Sorensen

Max Christian Sorensen (born 18 November 1985) is an Irish former international cricketer of South African origin, who played for the Irish national team. Born in Johannesburg, Sorensen is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He has played for The Hills Cricket Club in Dublin since 2007. In July 2017, he announced his retirement from international cricket.[1]

Max Sorensen
Personal information
Full nameMax Christian Sorensen
Born (1985-11-18) 18 November 1985 (age 36)
Johannesburg, South Africa
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 40)3 September 2013 v England
Last ODI16 June 2016 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.26
T20I debut (cap 23)22 February 2012 v Kenya
Last T20I13 March 2016 v Netherlands
Domestic team information
2013–2018Leinster Lightning
2018–2019Munster Reds
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 13 26 9 22
Runs scored 125 92 56 199
Batting average 20.83 18.40 9.33 18.09
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 31 26 19* 31
Balls bowled 543 390 1,262 813
Wickets 16 26 32 24
Bowling average 32.50 18.11 20.53 30.08
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/40 3/17 5/37 4/40
Catches/stumpings 3/– 9/– 6/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 15 July 2018

International careerEdit

Sorensen was called up to Ireland's squad for their tour to Kenya in February 2012, and for their subsequent participation in the 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier.[2] During the Kenyan leg of the tour, Sorensen made his first-class debut against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup. In a match dominated by spin bowlers, Sorensen was twice dismissed for a duck, once by spinner Hiren Varaiya in Ireland's first-innings and by Nehemiah Odhiambo in Ireland's second-innings. The match was scheduled to last four days, but was completed in two, with Ireland winning by 10 runs.[3]

Although Sorensen didn't feature in the One Day International series that followed, he did however make his Twenty20 International debut in the three match Twenty20 series which followed, taking the wickets of Rakep Patel and Alex Obanda to finish with figures of 2/17 in an Irish victory.[4] The day after this match, he featured in the second Twenty20 International between the teams, which again ended in an Irish victory. Sorensen took one wicket in this match, that of Ragheb Aga.[5]

On 18 January 2015, it was announced that Sorensen had been called into the Cricket Ireland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup as a replacement for the injured Tim Murtagh.[6]


  1. ^ "Max Sorensen retires from international cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ "No Niall O'Brien for Kenya tour". ESPNcricinfo. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Kenya v Ireland, 2011–13 Intercontinental Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Kenya v Ireland, 1st T20I, 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Kenya v Ireland, 2nd T20I, 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Sorensen to replace Murtagh in World Cup Squad". Cricket Ireland. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.

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