Greg Ritchie

Sport: Cricket
Nationality: Australia Australia
Birth date: 1960-01-23 (54 years)

Team history

Greg Ritchie was a right handed batsman and right arm medium bowler. While playing in just his 2nd Test match in Pakistan, he scored his 1st century. However, in the next 28 matches, he could strike only 2 more hundreds.

Ritchie had a range of silken strokes and was a burly middle order batsman. He had a beautiful straight drive and scored a large number of runs for Queensland.

He debuted in ODIs on 8th October 1982 at Lahore (Gaddafi Stadium) where the opponent was Pakistan. Ritchie was assigned the No. 6 batting position in this match, where he remained unbeaten on 4 in 7 balls. Pakistan won this match by 28 runs. Ritchie’s last ODI was against India at Sharjah on 5th April 1987. Ritchie was trapped leg before wicket by Kapil Dev Nikhanj on a personal score of 3 off 5 deliveries in the No. 6 batting spot. India won this match by 7 wickets with 48 deliveries to spare.

Career Highlights

Greg Ritchie played in 44 ODIs in which he got the chance to bat in 42 innings and remained unbeaten 7 times. He piled up 959 runs with 84 not out as his highest score. His batting average was 27.40 and batting strike rate was 64.84. He struck 6 half centuries, 55 boundaries and 6 sixes and took 9 catches.

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