Tony Elston Blain (born 17 February 1962 in Nelson, New Zealand) was an understudy to Ian Smith and Adam Parore, he played in 11 Tests and 38 One Day Internationals for New Zealand.

Tony Blain
Personal information
Full nameTony Elston Blain
Born (1962-02-17) 17 February 1962 (age 58)
Nelson, New Zealand
BattingRight-hand bat
RoleWicketkeeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 160)21 August 1986 v England
Last Test24 February 1994 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 53)19 March 1986 v Australia
Last ODI13 March 1994 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 11 38 118 110
Runs scored 456 442 5,749 1,726
Batting average 46.82 16.37 34.01 21.47
100s/50s 13/23 0/0 8/32 0/6
Top score 176 49* 161 -
Balls bowled - - 174 -
Wickets - - 2 -
Bowling average - - 64.00 -
5 wickets in innings - - 0 -
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 -
Best bowling - - 1/12 -
Catches/stumpings 19/2 37/1 210/26 108/16
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

After retiring from the game he went from coaching to a commentator. Now he is a teacher at Carlton Bolling College and now he is head of Year 8 at Dixons Allerton Academy.

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