John Maclean

Country: Australia
Born: April 27, 1946, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

John Maclean Bio

John Alexander Maclean, widely known as John Maclean, is a celebrated Australian cricketer who made significant contributions to Queensland cricket throughout the 1970s. Born on March 17, 1942, Maclean’s unwavering commitment and exceptional skills as a wicketkeeper and batsman earned him a remarkable reputation in the cricketing world.

Maclean’s career began to flourish in the late 1960s, where he swiftly established himself as one of the most talented and agile wicketkeepers in Australia. His ability to anticipate the movement of the ball, coupled with his nimble footwork, made him a reliable asset behind the stumps. Maclean’s sharp reflexes and safe pair of hands often left spectators in awe.

Although Maclean’s prowess as a wicketkeeper was undeniable, his batting skills should not be overlooked. While not considered the most glamorous batsman, Maclean proved to be a solid contributor to his team’s runs tally. Despite his limited stroke range, his determination to stand firm at the crease allowed him to accumulate runs steadily and contribute valuable partnerships to Queensland’s innings.

During the late 1960s, Maclean’s impressive performances made him a formidable contender for the coveted Australian No. 1 wicketkeeper spot, particularly rivaling Rod Marsh. His talent was recognized when he toured New Zealand with the Australian cricket team for the 1969-1970 series. Maclean grabbed this opportunity with both hands, showcasing his exceptional skills and solidifying his position as a rising star in the cricketing sphere.

Maclean’s dedication and admirable work ethic led him to be appointed as the Queensland cricket team’s captain. His captaincy skills were exemplary, as he led his team with distinction during most of the 1970s. Under his guidance, Queensland experienced considerable success and greatly enhanced their reputation in Australian cricket.

In 1978-1979, Maclean faced his biggest challenge as he was called up to represent Australia in a team plagued by defections to World Series Cricket. Despite being past his prime, Maclean’s reliability as a wicketkeeper saw his selection. While he continued to display commendable keeping skills, it was his batting deficiencies that were exposed by England’s spinners during the series.

After retiring from professional cricket, Maclean’s impressive legacy continued to inspire future generations of Australian cricketers. His dedication to excellence, both on and off the field, earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and fans alike. Maclean’s contributions to Queensland cricket played a vital role in the development of the sport in the region.

Today, John Alexander Maclean stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of Australian cricket. His unwavering commitment, exceptional wicketkeeping skills, and solid batting contributions have etched his name in the annals of Australian cricket history. Maclean’s legacy will forever be remembered as a true servant and icon of Queensland cricket.

John Maclean Career Stats

John Maclean Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 1 79 33* 11.28 357 22.12 0 0 5 0 18 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 1 0 11 11 11 33 33.33 0 0 2 0 0 0
FC 108 184 25 3888 156 24.45 - - 2 14 - - 354 31
List A 22 18 6 232 61* 19.33 - - 0 1 - - 35 1
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

John Maclean Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 108 - 2 4 0 - - - 12 - 0 0 0
List A 22 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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