Roger Telemachus

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Roger Telemachus
Personal information
Full name Roger Telemachus
Born (1973-03-27) 27 March 1973 (age 45)
Stellenbosch, Cape Province
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 49) 3 April 1998 v Pakistan
Last ODI 20 September 2006 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 23) 24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I 2 February 2007 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20 FC LA
Matches 37 38 78 176
Runs scored 73 117 1,308 702
Batting average 6.08 11.7 15.95 13.50
100s/50s -/- -/- 1/2 0/1
Top score 29 34 116 53*
Balls bowled 1918 763 12,224 8,377
Wickets 76 37 228 249
Bowling average 27.94 25.78 28.14 25.25
5 wickets in innings 0 7 2
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0
Best bowling 4/43 4/25 6/21 32/-
Catches/stumpings 4/- 11/- 20/- 4/31
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 December 2013

Roger Telemachus (born 27 March 1973 in Stellenbosch) is a former South African international cricketer. He has played 37 One Day Internationals and 3 Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

Telemachus currently plays for the Gestetner Eagles. In the 2006 English summer, Telemachus had a largely unsuccessful stint playing for Hornchurch Cricket Club.

International career

In the famous 438-game played at the Wanderers on 12 March 2006, he got the wickets of two top Australian batsmen: Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting, both caught in the field from his bowling.

Telemachus was also involved in what is probably the most bizarre stoppage in the history of cricket, when 'calamari stopped play'. During a regional match in South Africa, Telemachus was bowling to Daryll Cullinan, who hit the ball for six, whereupon it ended up in the kitchen and straight into a pan of frying calamari. According to Wisden, "Daryll Cullinan hit a six into a frying pan. It was about ten minutes before the ball was cool enough for the umpires to remove the grease. Even then, the bowler was unable to grip the ball and it had to be replaced".[1]

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 5 April 1998 DNB ; 10–0–43–4  South Africa won by 57 runs.[2]
2 Sri Lanka Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 19 April 1998 8–1–23–2 ; DNB  South Africa won by 5 wickets.[3]


  1. ^ "Some of the stranger reasons for stoppages of play".
  2. ^ "1997–1998 Standard Bank International – 2nd Match – South Africa v Sri Lanka – Johannesburg".
  3. ^ "1997–1998 Standard Bank International – 9th Match – South Africa v Sri Lanka – Bloemfontein".

External links

  • Roger Telemachus at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Roger Telemachus at ESPNcricinfo

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