Alan Mullally

Country: England
Born: July 12, 1969, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Alan Mullally Bio

Alan David Mullally, one of England’s leading left-arm seamers, made a significant impact in both test matches and one-day internationals during his cricketing career. Known for his bounding and rhythmic approach to the wicket, as well as his ability to nip the ball back into the right-hander, Mullally established himself as a key player for the England cricket team.

Born in Southend, England, Mullally spent his formative years in Western Australia where he honed his skills as a fast bowler. He began his professional career playing for Western Australia, before making brief appearances for Hampshire and Victoria. Eventually, he found his feet at Leicestershire where he showcased his talent and made a name for himself.

Mullally’s test career was one of ups and downs, with inconsistency in his line and length being a persistent issue. However, despite this, his ability to utilize the new ball effectively was recognized and valued by the team. His success in one-day internationals was outstanding, evidenced by his commendable economy rate which led him to be ranked as the world’s second-best bowler in this format at one stage.

Not only a formidable bowler, Mullally also contributed to England’s victories through his invaluable partnerships with the bat. Although his batting may have been perceived as a joke by some, his crucial knock of 16 runs against the fierce Glenn McGrath in Melbourne during the 1998-99 season proved decisive as England won the match by 12 runs.

In 1998-99, Mullally underwent an intensive winter training program, which allowed him to hone his skills and enhance his bowling technique. This marked improvement was evident in his subsequent performances. Following his winter training, he rejoined Hampshire, a team he held a strong affinity for due to his love for the sea. His reunion with Shane Warne, the renowned leg-spin bowler, marked a successful partnership as they consistently took wickets, albeit receiving little support from their teammates.

Unfortunately, injuries and a change in Hampshire’s youth policy limited Mullally’s opportunities in the following seasons. After the 2005 season, he made the difficult decision to retire from professional cricket. Mullally’s retirement marked the end of an era, as his contributions to the England cricket team will always be remembered and valued.

Alan Mullally’s cricketing career may have had its fair share of challenges, but his determination, skill, and contributions to the sport will forever be etched in the annals of English cricket history. With his bounding run-up, rhythmic bowling action, and ability to generate movement off the pitch, Mullally’s role as one of England’s leading left-arm seamers will continue to inspire future generations of cricketers.

Alan Mullally Career Stats

Alan Mullally Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 27 4 127 24 5.52 307 41.36 0 0 18 2 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 25 10 86 20 5.73 238 36.13 0 0 10 1 8 0
FC 230 258 70 1615 75 8.59 - - 0 2 - - 44 0
List A 307 136 58 547 38 7.01 - - 0 0 - - 44 0
T20s 6 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Alan Mullally Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 34 4525 1812 58 5/105 5/84 31.24 2.4 78 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 49 2699 1728 63 4/18 4/18 27.42 3.84 42.8 2 0 0
FC 230 - 43645 19953 708 9/93 - 28.18 2.74 61.6 - 31 4
List A 307 - 15301 10012 362 6/38 6/38 27.65 3.92 42.2 5 3 0
T20s 6 6 102 123 2 1/16 1/16 61.5 7.23 51 0 0 0

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