Mark Priest


Mark Wellings Priest (born 12 August 1961) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who played in three Test matches and 18 One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 1990 and 1998. He was the leading wicket-taker for Canterbury, with 290 dismissals, until Todd Astle went past his total in February 2019.[1][2]

Mark Priest
Personal information
Full nameMark Wellings Priest
Born (1961-08-12) 12 August 1961 (age 59)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 170)7 June 1990 v England
Last Test10 June 1998 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 68)26 April 1990 v Australia
Last ODI23 June 1998 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1984/85–1998/99Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 18 109 115
Runs scored 56 103 3,945 832
Batting average 14.00 10.30 30.58 14.10
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 4/28 0/1
Top score 26 24 119 98*
Balls bowled 377 752 25,632 5,473
Wickets 3 8 329 120
Bowling average 52.66 73.75 31.84 29.14
5 wickets in innings 0 0 12 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 3 0
Best bowling 2/42 2/27 9/95 5/26
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 66/– 38/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 May 2017

Priest was born at Greymouth, West Coast.

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