Shane Deitz

Shane Alan Deitz (born 4 May 1975) is an Australian cricket official who is the CEO of Vanuatu Cricket. He was the coach of the Vanuatu national cricket team from 2014 to 2019, and the playing coach from 2018. He previously played first-class cricket for the Southern Redbacks as a left-handed top-order batsman and occasional wicket-keeper.

Shane Deitz
Personal information
Full nameShane Alan Deitz
Born (1975-05-04) 4 May 1975 (age 45)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
International information
National side
Domestic team information
1999–2008South Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 66 27
Runs scored 3753 663
Batting average 30.76 25.50
100s/50s 5/23 0/4
Top score 154 60
Balls bowled 156 24
Wickets 2 0
Bowling average 53.00 n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 n/a
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/17 0/28
Catches/stumpings 89/6 17/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 March 2020

Playing careerEdit

Deitz was a promising junior cricketer, as an under-17 and under-19 representative with the New South Wales Blues. He played for the New South Wales 2nd XI early in his career but after being unable to break into the senior lineup he moved to South Australia where he made his debut in 1998-99.

Deitz would be in and out of the side during the first half of his career but finally found his feet in 2004-05. He cemented his place in the side for 2005/06 after being recalled late in the previous season and making the most of his chance with scores of 90 and 141. Despite not impressing for most of the season he made 154 against New South Wales cricket team in March 2006, which was the highest score in his career. He finished the year with 502 runs at 31.37.[1][2]

He finished his career with South Australia after the 2007/08 season, at the age of 33. He scored 3753 first-class runs and averaged 30.76 in 66 first-class games, and also took 89 catches and effected six stumpings as a back-up wicket-keeper when Graham Manou was unavailable.

In September 2019, he was named in Vanuatu's squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2008, he moved to New Zealand to took up a coaching job with Cricket Wellington.[4] He was named as High Performance Manager as well as head coach of Vanuatu national cricket team in 2014.[5][6]

In March 2018, after meeting the ICC residency requirements, he was named in Vanuatu's squad as both a player and the coach for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Malaysia.[7] At the age of 42, he made his international debut, top-scoring for Vanuatu in their opening two fixtures of the Division Four tournament.[8][9] On 3 May 2018, he scored his maiden half-century, in Vanuatu's fourth match of the tournament, against Bermuda.[10] He was the leading run-scorer for Vanuatu in the tournament, with 164 runs in five matches.[11]

In January 2019 he retired as national coach to become CEO of Vanuatu Cricket. He was replaced as head coach by another Australian, Peter Buchanan.[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roesler, Jenny (24 April 2008). "Adcock not offered Redbacks contract". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "Tait voted South Australia's best". ESPNcricinfo. 12 April 2007.
  3. ^ "National team update". Vanuatu Cricket Association. Retrieved 9 September 2019 – via Facebook.
  4. ^ "Shane Deitz to coach in New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. 6 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Vanuatu Cricket appoint Deitz as High Performance Manager/National Coach". Vanuatu Daily Post.
  6. ^ Nasse, Raymond (22 August 2015). "Vanuatu Cricket finalise Squad for WCL Division Six". Vanuatu Daily Post.
  7. ^ "VCA announce team for World Cricket League division 4". The Vanuatu Independent. 28 March 2018. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ Della Penna, Peter. "At 42, Deitz set for hip return to cricket after 10-year hiatus". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ Della Penna, Peter. "Ahmed Faiz 86 hands Malaysia second win in low-scoring game". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  10. ^ Della Penna, Peter. "Deitz maiden fifty seals Vanuatu's first win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Four, 2018, Vanuatu: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Sport: New Vanuatu cricket coach excited by new challenge". RNZ. 29 January 2019.

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