Maurice Odumbe

Country: Kenya
Born: June 15, 1969, Nairobi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Maurice Odumbe Bio

Maurice Omondi Odumbe, a highly gifted cricketer hailing from Kenya, was a true gem amongst his peers. Renowned for his versatility and skills, Odumbe was an exceptional allrounder who proved his mettle as a middle-order batsman and an accurate offspinner. Born on July 15, 1969, Odumbe’s cricketing journey began in 1990, marking the debut of a player who would soon take the cricketing world by storm.

From the very beginning, Maurice Odumbe showcased immense talent and proved his worth in every match he played. In the 1996 World Cup, he left an indelible mark on the cricketing world with his stunning performance against West Indies, which led to Kenya’s sensational victory. Odumbe’s brilliant figures of 3 for 14 earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match award, highlighting his exceptional skills as a bowler.

Despite facing many challenges throughout his career, Maurice Odumbe consistently displayed his prowess as a cricketing prodigy. Unfortunately, his journey hit a roadblock with a five-year ban imposed on him after being found guilty of associating with a known bookmaker. This setback, however, did not deter his spirit and determination.

In 2003, Odumbe showcased his immense talent once again during the World Cup, where he played a pivotal role in catapulting Kenya to the semi-finals. With an average of 42 with the bat and taking nine crucial wickets, Odumbe played a crucial part in Kenya’s success. His remarkable performances in the Caribbean’s Carib Beer Series in 2003-04 only further solidified his position as a true cricketing legend. During this series, he etched his name in the annals of cricketing history by smashing a career-best score of 207 against the Leeward Islands, further establishing his reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

However, just when things seemed to be flourishing for Odumbe, an ICC investigation took an unfortunate turn in his career. In August 2004, he faced expulsion from the game due to the investigation’s findings. Despite this devastating setback, Maurice Odumbe’s contributions to Kenyan cricket remained etched in the memories of his fans and the cricketing fraternity.

Odumbe’s sublime skills and unique ability to excel in multiple aspects of the game made him a cherished figure in the cricketing world. His commitment to the sport, even in the face of adversity, showcased his love for the game and his unrivaled determination.

To this day, Maurice Odumbe remains an inspiration for aspiring cricketers not only in Kenya but across the globe. His exceptional performances and unwavering dedication serve as a reminder of the heights one can reach with talent, hard work, and a passion for the game. Odumbe’s unforgettable journey in cricket will forever be etched in the history books, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations of cricketers yet to come.

Maurice Odumbe Career Stats

Maurice Odumbe Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 59 5 1409 83 26.09 2014 69.96 0 11 112 13 12 0
FC 17 26 0 893 207 34.34 - - 3 3 - - 14 0
List A 102 97 9 2363 119 26.85 - - 1 14 - - 34 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Maurice Odumbe Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 52 2237 1807 39 4/38 4/38 46.33 4.84 57.3 1 0 0
FC 17 - 2016 782 40 6/64 - 19.55 2.32 50.4 - 4 1
List A 102 - 3908 2982 88 5/38 5/38 33.88 4.57 44.4 2 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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