Monday, 9 March 2015

New Zealand Wicketkeepers and their Stats

Let's get one thing straight.  When Australia played us in the 70's for the first time, Test cricket status started in New Zealand.  Finally we started playing all the test playing nations, so to be fair I started to analyse all our wicketkeepers from Ken Wadsworth onward as they and only they have had a crack at all those aforementioned test playing countries.

Below are two spreadsheets.  The first is weighted for Dismissals per Test Match with Test Runs averages as a second weighting solution.  The second is sorted with Test Runs Average weighted with dismissals per Test second.

You will note that some of those wicketkeepers also played solely as batsmen (McCullum, Parore, Edgar) so their batting averages reflect their whole time batting for New Zealand.

These tables highlight just how influential and good BJ Watling is in the context of things.


Weighted for dismissals per test.
Player Span Tests Catches Stumpings Total Dismissals per Test Test Runs Ave ODI Runs Ave
BJ Watling 2012– 17 66 1 67 3.94 1578 37.57 528 29.33
Brendon McCullum 2004–2013 52 167 11 178 3.42 5451 37.08 5560 30.38
Bruce Edgar 1978 1 3 0 3 3.00 1958 30.59 1814 30.74
Adam Parore 1990–2002 67 194 7 201 3.00 2865 26.28 3314 25.68
Ken Wadsworth 1969–1976 33 92 4 96 2.91 1010 21.48 258 28.66
Warren Lees 1976–1983 21 52 7 59 2.81 778 23.57 215 11.31
Ian Smith 1980–1992 63 168 8 176 2.79 1815 25.56 1055 17.29
Robbie Hart 2002/03 11 29 1 30 2.73 260 16.25 0 0
Kruger van Wyk 2012 9 23 1 24 2.67 341 21.31 0 0
Lee Germon 1995–1997 12 27 2 29 2.42 382 21.22 519 19.96
Gareth Hopkins 2008–2010 4 9 0 9 2.25 71 11.83 236 14.75
Tony Blain 1986–1994 9 18 2 20 2.22 456 26.82 442 16.37
Jock Edwards 1977–1978 4 7 0 7 1.75 377 25.13 138 23
Reece Young 2011 5 8 0 8 1.60 169 24.15 0 0

Weighted for Test Runs Average.

Player Span Tests Catches Stumpings Total Dismissals per Test Test Runs Average ODI Runs Average
BJ Watling 2012– 17 66 1 67 3.94 1578 37.57 528 29.33
Brendon McCullum 2004–2013 52 167 11 178 3.42 5451 37.08 5560 30.38
Bruce Edgar 1978 1 3 0 3 3.00 1958 30.59 1814 30.74
Tony Blain 1986–1994 9 18 2 20 2.22 456 26.82 442 16.37
Adam Parore 1990–2002 67 194 7 201 3.00 2865 26.28 3314 25.68
Ian Smith 1980–1992 63 168 8 176 2.79 1815 25.56 1055 17.29
Jock Edwards 1977–1978 4 7 0 7 1.75 377 25.13 138 23
Reece Young 2011 5 8 0 8 1.60 169 24.15 0 0
Warren Lees 1976–1983 21 52 7 59 2.81 778 23.57 215 11.31
Ken Wadsworth 1969–1976 33 92 4 96 2.91 1010 21.48 258 28.66
Kruger van Wyk 2012 9 23 1 24 2.67 341 21.31 0 0
Lee Germon 1995–1997 12 27 2 29 2.42 382 21.22 519 19.96
Robbie Hart 2002/03 11 29 1 30 2.73 260 16.25 0 0
Gareth Hopkins 2008–2010 4 9 0 9 2.25 71 11.83 236 14.75

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