Jamie How

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Jamie How
Personal information
Full name Jamie Michael How
Born (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 37)
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 232) 9 March 2006 v West Indies
Last Test 26 March 2009 v India
ODI debut (cap 143) 31 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 8 March 2011 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 28) 23 November 2007 v South Africa
Last T20I 13 June 2017 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2015 Central Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 19 41 5 165
Runs scored 772 1,046 56 4,852
Batting average 22.70 29.05 11.20 31.92
100s/50s 0/4 1/7 0/0 5/31
Top score 92 139 31 222
Balls bowled 12 - 458
Wickets 0 - 8
Bowling average - 52.87
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match n/a - 0
Best bowling - 2/15
Catches/stumpings 18/– 19/– 1/– 84/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 March 2017

Jamie Michael How (born 19 May 1981 in New Plymouth) is a former cricketer who has played Test match, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket for New Zealand. He attended Palmerston North Boys' High School.[1] In New Zealand domestic cricket, he plays for and captains Central Districts. How is a steady scoring, right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He made his first-class debut in 2000–2001 and his international debut in 2005–2006.

Domestic career

In 2013, in a List A match against Northern Districts, How scored 222 from 138 deliveries, becoming the second-equal highest scorer ever in List A cricket history.[2]

International career

How forced his way into international contention through a series of good seasons for Central Districts. He made his international debut in a One Day International match against Sri Lanka in Queenstown on 31 December 2005.[3]

How scored a brilliant 116-ball 139, his maiden ODI century, in chasing the massive total of 340 against England at Napier in 2008. How was eventually run out on the second-last ball of the New Zealand innings. The match was eventually tied.[4][5][6]

He along with Peter Ingram set the record opening stand in T20 cricket in 2012 (201)[7][8][9]

He was selected to make his Test debut in the first Test against the West Indies on 9 March 2006 as an opening batsman.[10] He struggled in his first few matches, failing to reach fifty in his first ten innings and was dropped from the team at the end of 2006. On his return to Tests in March 2007 – 2008, he posted his first half-century, a fluent 92 in the first Test against England at Hamilton.[11] His second-innings 68 at Lord's a couple of months later laid the foundation for New Zealand to save the Test match.

One Day International centuries

One Day International centuries of Jamie How
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 139 19  England New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2008 Tied

Personal life

He attended Palmerston North Boys High School.


  1. ^ "Worker set to be Palmerston North Boys' High's 16th New Zealand player". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Jamie How blasts his way to 222". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "1st ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Queenstown, Dec 31, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  4. ^ "4th ODI: New Zealand v England at Napier, Feb 20, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  5. ^ "England salvage incredible tie". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand v England 2007-08". Cricinfo. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  7. ^ "Records | Twenty20 matches | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Central Districts v Wellington at New Plymouth, Jan 18, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  9. ^ "How, Ingram maul Wellington in big win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  10. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Mar 9-13, 2006 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  11. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Mar 5-9, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 

External links

  • Jamie How at ESPNcricinfo
  • Jamie How at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Jamie How at New Zealand Cricket Players Association
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