Shane Lee

Shane Lee (born 8 August 1973) is a former Australian first-class cricketer. He was an all-rounder known for his hard batting and medium-pace bowling and is the elder brother of Australian pace bowler Brett Lee. He played for Australia and also captained the NSW team. [1]

Shane Lee
Personal information
Full nameShane Lee
Born (1973-08-08) 8 August 1973 (age 47)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
BowlingRight–arm medium
RelationsBrett Lee (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 124)17 December 1995 v West Indies
Last ODI3 April 2001 v India
Domestic team information
1992/93–2001/02New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 45 93 147
Runs scored 477 5,071 2,869
Batting average 17.66 39.31 28.12
100s/50s 0/0 12/24 4/13
Top score 47 183* 115
Balls bowled 1,706 10,195 5,523
Wickets 48 150 162
Bowling average 25.93 40.52 26.45
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/33 4/20 5/33
Catches/stumpings 23/– 74/– 73/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 October 2009


Lee was a promising junior, representing the Australia under-19 team. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1990 and 1994 and was a contemporary of future international teammate Adam Gilchrist.[2] He first played for New South Wales in 1993 and was called up for the Australian one day team in 1995.

Despite being included in the 1996 and 1999 World Cup squads, he only really established himself in the team in the 1999–2000 Carlton and United Series along with the emergence of his younger brother, fast bowler Brett Lee. His best bowling performance in ODI was 8.1–0–33–5 against Sri Lanka at MCG in 1999 during the Carlton & United Series.

He also had a successful season with Somerset, scoring over 1,000 runs in 1996, and Worcestershire in the English County Championship.

In 2002 aged just 29, Lee retired from cricket due to knee injuries. Between 1995 and 2001 he played 45 One Day Internationals scoring 477 runs and taking 48 wickets.

Shane is publicly regarded as having a similar bowling action to that of Nick 'the Swan' Dawson.

Personal lifeEdit

Lee is the oldest of three boys and they grew up in the Shellharbour suburb of Oak Flats. He regularly played cricket with younger brothers Brett and Grant outside their house and they followed his footsteps into the New South Wales under-17 team, although Grant later gave up the game at age 18.[3]

Nine Network's Changing Rooms, hosted by Suzie Wilks, featured Shane and brother Brett renovating each other's rooms with help from a professional designer.

He is also a member of rock group Six & Out, along with his brother Brett and four former New South Wales teammates. Shane plays lead and rhythm guitars, and supplies backing vocals.


  1. ^ "Shane Lee appointed NSW Blues captain". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  2. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002.
  3. ^ Cannane, Steve (2009). First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them. ISBN 978-0-7333-2906-7.

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