Stuart Carlisle

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: May 10, 1972, Salisbury (now Harare)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Stuart Carlisle Bio

Stuart Vance Carlisle, born on October 28, 1971, in Salisbury (now Harare), Zimbabwe, is a former cricketer who represented Zimbabwe internationally. Known for his gutsy and determined approach to the game, Carlisle’s career was marked by several highs and lows, ultimately resulting in his untimely departure from international cricket.

During his career, Carlisle showcased his versatility by batting anywhere from the top of the order to the lower middle order, demonstrating his adaptability and commitment to the team’s cause. While this flexibility prevented him from establishing a fixed position in the side, it also showcased his ability to adapt to different situations and roles.

Carlisle’s athleticism and agility made him an exceptional fielder, particularly in the square of the wicket. Over the years, he stunned spectators with his acrobatic catches, contributing significantly to Zimbabwe’s success in one-day cricket.

In early 2002, amidst a period of instability within the Zimbabwean team, Carlisle was appointed as the captain. Displaying remarkable resilience, his batting average soared in response to the challenges posed by the position. However, a string of defeats and unfavorable results cost him both the captaincy and his place in the side. Consequently, he was left out of the 2003 World Cup squad.

Determined to make a comeback, Carlisle persevered and secured a place in the squad for the 2003 England tour. Despite breaking his hand prior to the NatWest Series, he roared back into form and notched his maiden Test century against Australia in October 2003. This achievement marked a significant milestone in his career, validating his talent and potential.

Unfortunately, Carlisle’s return to the limelight was marred by the infamous dispute surrounding the dismissal of Heath Streak in April 2004. Like other rebels, Carlisle found himself embroiled in the controversy, which ultimately cast a shadow over his international career. Although he made a brief comeback, his departure from the Zimbabwean cricket scene seemed imminent.

Frustrated by the prevailing politics within the cricketing establishment, Carlisle made the difficult decision to retire in October 2005. He expressed his discontent, stating, “I am fed up by what is happening, and I just walked away. I’m tired of the politics. I’d rather be away from them.”

Despite his premature departure from the international arena, Stuart Carlisle’s contribution to Zimbabwean cricket cannot be undermined. His unwavering determination, fielding prowess, and occasional batting heroics left an indelible mark on the game.

Beyond his illustrious career, Carlisle’s longevity in the sport serves as a testament to his love for cricket. His ability to bounce back from setbacks and thrive in challenging situations exemplifies the true spirit of the game. Although his departure left a void, he remains a revered figure within Zimbabwean cricket, appreciated for his unwavering commitment and dedication to the sport he loved.

Stuart Carlisle Career Stats

Stuart Carlisle Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 37 66 6 1615 118 26.91 4332 37.28 2 8 185 10 34 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 111 107 8 2740 121* 27.67 4325 63.35 3 9 209 28 39 0
FC 96 167 18 5399 219* 36.23 - - 10 25 - - 70 0
List A 155 147 12 4003 121* 29.65 - - 5 16 - - 58 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Stuart Carlisle Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 111 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 96 - 111 56 0 - - - 3.02 - 0 0 0
List A 155 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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