Brad Williams (cricketer)

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Brad Williams
Personal information
Full name Brad Andrew Williams
Born 20 November 1974 (1974-11-20) (age 43)
Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right arm Fast bowling
Role bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 1) 17 October 2003 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 24 March 2004 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 1) 11 January 2002 v New Zealand
Last ODI 25 May 2004 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
Warriors
Bushrangers
Durham
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 25 69 91
Runs scored 23 27 860 173
Batting average 7.66 13.50 13.87 14.41
100s/50s -/- -/- -/- -/-
Top score 10* 13* 41* 23
Balls bowled 852 1,203 13,807 4,518
Wickets 9 35 227 139
Bowling average 45.11 23.25 32.62 23.66
5 wickets in innings - 2 10 2
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 0
Best bowling 4/53 5/22 6/74 5/22
Catches/stumpings 4 4/- 25/- 16/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 October 2017

Brad Andrew Williams (born 20 November 1974 in Frankston, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs.

Domestic career

He is a right arm fast bowler who made his first-class debut for Victoria in the 1994–95 season as a nineteen-year-old.

Williams moved to Western Australia for the 1999–2000 season after struggling to hold down a regular spot in the Victorian team. On the bouncy WACA pitch in Perth he went on to his most successful domestic season, capturing 50 first-class wickets, leading to his national debut the following year.

After taking five first class wickets for the Warriors at a bowling average of 57 in the first three matches of the 2005–06 season, he was dropped for the fourth game of the season against the Tasmanian Tigers, and he reacted by storming out of the training session and withdrawing himself for the team to play the Tigers in an ING Cup one-day match. That was viewed by the Western Australian Cricket Association as a breach of his playing contract, and Williams was suspended for the remainder of the season. When Western Australia announced their squad for the 2006/07 season he was the notable omission, ostensibly ending his cricket career.[1]

International career

At the time he had raw speed and was widely tipped as a future star for the national team, although his debut for Australia didn't come until a One Day International match against New Zealand in January 2001.

Williams had to wait until October 2003 for his Test debut but he struggled to hold down a regular spot in the national team, due in part to limited opportunity.

Career highlights

  • Williams' best Test batting score of 10 not out was made against India, Melbourne, 2003–2004
  • His best Test bowling figures of 4 for 53 came against India, Melbourne, 2003–2004
  • Williams' best ODI batting score of 13 not out was made against New Zealand, Melbourne, 2001–2002
  • His best ODI bowling figures of 5 for 22 came against Zimbabwe, Sydney, 2003–2004

International record

ODI 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/53 11  New Zealand Nehru Stadium Pune India 2003
2 5/22 15  Zimbabwe Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Australia 2004

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 New Zealand Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad 29 October 2003 9.4–1–22–4 ; DNB  Australia won by 8 wickets.[2]
2 New Zealand Nehru Stadium, Pune 3 November 2003 10–1–53–5 ; 3* (4 balls)  Australia won by 2 wickets.[3]
3 Zimbabwe Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 11 January 2004 DNB ; 8.4–2–22–5, 1 ct.  Australia won by 99 runs.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Brad Williams dropped from Western Australia squad, Cricinfo.com
  2. ^ "2003-2004 TVS Cup - 3rd Match - Australia v New Zealand - Faridabad". Howstat. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2003-2004 TVS Cup - 5th Match - Australia v New Zealand - Pune". Howstat. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  4. ^ "2003-2004 VB Series - 2nd Match - Australia v Zimbabwe - Sydney". Howstat. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.

External links

  • HowSTAT! statistical profile on Brad Williams
  • Brad Williams suspended for remainder of season, Cricinfo.com
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