John Maynard

Country: West Indies
Born: May 18, 1969, Nevis
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

John Maynard Bio

John Carl Maynard, widely known by his nickname “The Dentist,” was a West Indian professional cricketer known for his intimidating and aggressive style of bowling. Born on July 6, 1967, in the cricketing outpost of Nevis, Maynard made a name for himself as a genuinely fast and fierce paceman.

Throughout his career, Maynard played only 13 first-class matches, which is considered relatively low for someone with his talent and ability. Surprisingly, he never earned a call-up to the West Indies national team, despite playing during a time when the team was experiencing a decline in performance. Some speculate that his omission was due to his origins from Nevis, a smaller island, rather than the more prominent cricketing regions.

Although his first-class career may not have been as extensive as he desired, Maynard left his mark in a non first-class warm-up match at the beginning of England’s 1993-94 tour. Displaying his fiery pace and aggression, he troubled England’s batsmen and set the tone for the series.

After spending more than a decade away from the national spotlight, Maynard made a remarkable comeback at the age of 37 in the inaugural Stanford 20/20 tournament. His performance was exceptional, with Maynard impressively taking 4 wickets for just 9 runs against their rivals, St Kitts. The standout display earned him the Man-of-the-Match award and a hefty prize of $25,000.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Maynard’s cricketing career was his unforgettable nickname, “The Dentist.” Many articles and discussions centered around this moniker, which stemmed from his tendency to inflict pain on batsmen. Contrary to what some might speculate, the nickname did not derive from his off-field occupation, but rather from a memorable incident during a match.

Maynard revealed that the inspiration for “The Dentist” came during a game between Nevis and Antigua. Facing off against Zorah Barthley, the captain of the West Indies youth team at that time, Maynard noticed him playing late in the innings. Determined to rattle him in the morning, Maynard unleashed a thunderous delivery that resulted in Barthley’s teeth being sent flying. This incident solidified Maynard’s reputation as a fearsome fast bowler and forever linked him to the nickname “The Dentist.”

John Carl Maynard’s passion for the game and his aggressive style made him a fascinating figure in West Indies cricket history. While not achieving the international success that some expected, his impact on the field, particularly during the Stanford 20/20 tournament, cannot be overlooked. Maynard’s legacy remains as “The Dentist,” an epitome of Caribbean pace and aggression, whose fiery deliveries left an indelible impression on both opponents and cricket enthusiasts alike.

John Maynard Career Stats

John Maynard Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 13 18 6 79 19* 6.58 - - 0 0 - - 4 0
List A 8 3 1 1 1 0.5 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20s 3 1 0 2 2 2 10 20 0 0 0 0 0 0

John Maynard Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 13 - 1586 879 35 5/24 - 25.11 3.32 45.3 - 1 0
List A 8 - 354 248 12 3/21 3/21 20.66 4.2 29.5 0 0 0
T20s 3 3 72 77 7 4/9 4/9 11 6.41 10.2 1 0 0

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