Marcus North

Country: Australia
Born: July 28, 1979, Pakenham, Melbourne, Victoria
Height: 1.86 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Marcus North Bio

Marcus James North is a prominent cricket player hailing from Australia. Born on July 28, 1979, in Narrogin, Western Australia, North made his mark in the cricketing world as a left-handed batsman and a part-time off-spinner. Throughout his career, he showcased his ability to perform well on difficult pitches, earning him a reputation as one of the most reliable players in Western Australia.

North’s opportunity to represent the national team came in 2008 when he was selected for the Australian squad to tour South Africa. In his debut Test match at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, he made an immediate impact by scoring a century. His impressive performance with both bat and ball further solidified his position in the team. He scored another 38 runs in three innings and picked up two wickets, proving his value as a versatile all-rounder.

The pinnacle of North’s Test career came during the 2009 Ashes series. In the first Test match in Cardiff, he remained unbeaten on 125, demonstrating his ability to thrive under pressure. In the subsequent matches in Birmingham and Leeds, he recorded back-to-back scores of 96 and 110, solidifying his position in the team. Despite having a few low scores, North’s contribution to the Australian side remained invaluable.

However, inconsistency plagued North’s performances in the following international fixtures against West Indies and Pakistan. As a result, his position in the team became uncertain. Seeking to rectify his form, North traveled to New Zealand and promptly addressed a technical issue that had been hindering his performance. The result was extraordinary, as he scored 112, 9, and 90 in the two-Test series, marking a significant turning point in his career.

North’s career trajectory was not without its fair share of challenges. Despite his early success at the youth level, he initially struggled to maintain a disciplined approach in his game. However, as he matured, North showcased his immense potential. He made his first-class debut in 1998 and quickly demonstrated his skills by playing a crucial innings of 60 runs to help his team secure a victory over South Australia.

From 2003 to 2004, North embarked on an impressive form streak, amassing consecutive Pura Cup tallies of 984, 826, 712, and 680 runs. His exceptional performances were recognized by Western Australia, leading to his appointment as captain for the 2007-2008 season. Unfortunately, a degenerative knee condition hampered his campaign, limiting his playing time.

North’s abilities extended beyond the realm of Test cricket. He also showcased his talent in limited-overs matches, including a remarkable innings of 115 runs off just 85 balls against Tasmania in 2006. In addition to his domestic success, North had a productive stint with Gloucestershire in England.

Despite facing his fair share of setbacks, North’s contributions to Australian cricket cannot be undermined. His ability to excel in challenging conditions, coupled with his valuable off-spin bowling, made him a sought-after team member. While his career saw its highs and lows, North’s passion for the sport and commitment to improving his game earned him respect from both teammates and opponents alike.

Marcus North Career Stats

Marcus North Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 35 2 1171 128 35.48 2432 48.14 5 4 143 5 17 0
T20Is 1 1 0 20 20 20 21 95.23 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 0 6 5 3 19 31.57 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 214 370 32 13764 239* 40.72 - - 37 69 - - 154 0
List A 181 170 18 5312 137* 34.94 - - 9 34 - - 61 0
T20s 94 83 13 1756 90 25.08 1621 108.32 0 5 141 41 22 0

Marcus North Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 21 19 1258 591 14 6/55 6/55 42.21 2.81 89.8 1 1 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 1 18 16 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
FC 214 - 12455 6175 158 6/55 - 39.08 2.97 78.8 - 3 0
List A 181 - 2873 2443 74 4/26 4/26 33.01 5.1 38.8 1 0 0
T20s 94 45 619 763 19 2/19 2/19 40.15 7.39 32.5 0 0 0

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