Jimmy Maher

Country: Australia
Born: February 27, 1974, Innisfail, Queensland
Height: 1.82 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Jimmy Maher Bio

James Patrick Maher, commonly known as Jimmy Maher, is a former cricket player hailing from Innisfail, a small town located just south of Cairns in far north Queensland, Australia. Born on February 14, 1973, Maher is an attractive left-handed batsman known for his clumping cover-drive.

Maher’s cricketing journey began in 1997 when he made his debut for the Australian national team, featuring in two one-day international matches during the 1997-98 season. However, he faced a period of obscurity soon after. Determined to make a comeback, Maher dedicated his efforts to domestic cricket and had two prolific seasons playing for Queensland. His exceptional performances caught the attention of Glamorgan in South Wales, where he enjoyed a successful stint.

Maher’s return to the international one-day arena was marked by an incredible knock of 95 runs against South Africa at Centurion in 2002. He further solidified his position in the team with a vital unbeaten 43 runs, which secured a tie in a match against South Africa at Potchefstroom. Known for his bubbly personality, Maher became a popular member of dressing rooms across Australia and the Gower in England. Though he initially struggled to adapt to English pitches, his innate footwork and intelligent shot-selection ultimately helped him find success.

Back in Australia, Maher continued to showcase his batting prowess, smashing 174 runs against Victoria and an unbeaten 209 runs against South Australia during the 2001-02 season. These remarkable performances made Maher the first batsman to achieve 1000 Pura Cup runs that season. His consistent batting and valuable contributions in one-day matches earned him a place in the Australian squad for the 2003 World Cup, where he was selected as the backup wicketkeeper.

Subsequent tours to the West Indies and India followed for Maher, but his one-day international journey abruptly came to an end after playing in 26 matches when Brad Haddin assumed the role of the backup gloveman. However, Maher’s captaincy ambitions were realized when he replaced Stuart Law as Queensland’s captain. Despite losing five domestic finals in a row, Maher finally secured his first victory as a leader in the 2005-06 Pura Cup.

In a match commemorating the victims of a cyclone that struck north Queensland, Maher scored a career-high 223 runs in the victorious game. This remarkable achievement propelled him to a personal tally of 906 runs at an impressive average of 53.29 for the competition. Maher’s standout limited-overs moment came during a match against Western Australia in 2003-04 when he recorded a national-record score of 187 runs from just 129 deliveries.

In 2006-07, Maher played a crucial role in Queensland’s victory in the limited-overs final, scoring a vital 108 runs that set up their win at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. At the conclusion of the following season, having accumulated a total of 9,933 first-class runs for the Bulls, Maher decided to step down from professional cricket. He later ventured into the Indian Cricket League.

Jimmy Maher’s cricketing career may have had its fair share of ups and downs, but his attractive strokeplay, leadership skills, and dedication to the game have left an indelible mark on Australian cricket. At present, Maher’s achievements on the field continue to be celebrated as a testament to his skill, passion, and contribution to the sport.

Jimmy Maher Career Stats

Jimmy Maher Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 20 3 438 95 25.76 673 65.08 0 1 40 7 18 0
FC 206 370 31 13149 223 38.78 - - 27 61 - - 211 3
List A 214 208 18 7439 187 39.15 - - 16 36 - - 104 1
T20s 18 17 3 366 59 26.14 395 92.65 0 3 41 1 4 0

Jimmy Maher Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 206 - 852 504 10 3/11 - 50.4 3.54 85.2 - 0 0
List A 214 - 165 168 6 3/29 3/29 28 6.1 27.5 0 0 0
T20s 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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