Michael James Mason

New Zealand Michael James Mason

Plays for New Zealand
Age 43 years 53 days
Born August 27, 1974, Carterton, Wairarapa
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Michael Mason earned his place in the New Zealand side the old fashioned way - by sheer hard work. Mason hails from Mangatainoka, not one of the more prolific development centres of New Zealand cricket, but he brings long-valued work ethics associated with many country bowlers before him, including Ewen Chatfield, Harry Cave, Richard Collinge and Lance Cairns. Like them, Mason is a solid and reliable performer; a workhorse to whom no task is too great. Mason has been dogged by injuries, but has kept lining up for more, and selection has been his reward. Making the next step is a well-timed challenge in his career. He was once described by John Bracewell as "the best line-and-length bowler in the country" and when he finally strung a few ODIs together, against Sri Lanka in 2006-07, he showed glimpses of that skill. His 4 for 24 in a Man-of-the-Match performance at Christchurch was the highlight and despite managing only one game in the tri-series in Australia, Mason was chosen in the 15-man World Cup squad. In the Caribbean Mason was used five times and claimed three wickets, but thereafter his appearances were sporadic. He played against Australia in March 2010 after a gap of nearly two years, but he continues to be a consistent performer for Central Districts.Lynn McConnell
Major Teams Affiliated With
New Zealand Central Districts New Zealand A

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 29 10.26 41* 349 31 65 134
firstClass 2 0 0 18 16.15 65 1341 35 118 91
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 2 2 0 1 3
ODIs 0 0 0 4 0 3 8.00 13* 24 4 7 26
tests 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 3 3 0 2 1

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 5 4.53 26.56 6/25 6/25 180 4782 6331 134
firstClass 1 13 2.54 25.15 6/20 288 7246 17074 91
T20Is 0 0 0 7.22 32.50 1/18 1/18 2 65 54 3 3
ODIs 0 0 1 5.21 33.03 4/24 4/24 31 1024 1179 25 26
tests 0 0 0 4.77 - - - 0 105 132 2 1
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