Roger Telemachus

Roger Telemachus (born 27 March 1973 in Stellenbosch) is a former South African international cricketer. He has played 37 One Day Internationals and 3 Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

Roger Telemachus
Personal information
Full nameRoger Telemachus
Born (1973-03-27) 27 March 1973 (age 48)
Stellenbosch, Cape Province
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 49)3 April 1998 v Pakistan
Last ODI20 September 2006 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 23)24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I2 February 2007 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20 FC LA
Matches 37 38 78 176
Runs scored 73 117 1,308 702
Batting average 6.08 11.7 15.95 13.50
100s/50s -/- -/- 1/2 0/1
Top score 29 34 116 53*
Balls bowled 1918 763 12,224 8,377
Wickets 76 37 228 249
Bowling average 27.94 25.78 28.14 25.25
5 wickets in innings 0 7 2
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0
Best bowling 4/43 4/25 6/21 32/-
Catches/stumpings 4/- 11/- 20/- 4/31
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 December 2013

International careerEdit

In the famous 438-game played at the Wanderers on 12 March 2006, he got the wickets of two top Australian batsmen: Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting, both caught in the field from his bowling.

Telemachus was also involved in what is probably the most bizarre stoppage in the history of cricket, when 'calamari stopped play'. During a regional match in South Africa, Telemachus was bowling to Daryll Cullinan, who hit the ball for six, whereupon it ended up in the kitchen and straight into a pan of frying calamari. According to Wisden, "Daryll Cullinan hit a six into a frying pan. It was about ten minutes before the ball was cool enough for the umpires to remove the grease. Even then, the bowler was unable to grip the ball and it had to be replaced".

The player is also known to show a foolish behaviour, by intentionally pushing Rahul Dravid in one of Champions Trophy match. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Some of the stranger reasons for stoppages of play".

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