The following is a listing of matches that Mike Atherton has participated in.
Gutsy and stubborn, single-minded and sledger-proof, Mike Atherton was an opener in the classic English tradition, making batting look like trench warfare. Defence was his forte, but when his bad back wasn't playing up, he hooked freely and timed the ball sweetly through point. In opponents' eyes, he was England's most wanted man for the seven years until his retirement at the end of the 2001 Ashes. Thrust into the captaincy at the age of 25, he proved more durable than successful, but after finally resigning in 1998, he slipped comfortably into the role of elder statesman. Australia seldom saw the best of him, but his relish for a personal duel did much to bring about series victories over both South Africa (1998) and West Indies (2000). He retired in 2001 and slipped easily into the media, establishing a reputation as one of the better player-broadcasters as well as a no-nonsense journalist.
|Bat 1||Bat 2||Runs||Wkts||Conc||Ct||St||Opposition||Ground||Date||Test #|
|0||47||47||0||24||0||0||Australia||Nottingham||10 Aug 1989||Test No.1125|
|12||14||26||0||10||1||0||Australia||The Oval||24 Aug 1989||Test No.1126|
|151||–||151||–||–||0||0||New Zealand||Nottingham||7 Jun 1990||Test No.1145|
|0||54||54||0||0||0||0||New Zealand||Lord's||21 Jun 1990||Test No.1146|
|82||70||152||0||17||3||0||India||Birmingham||5 Jul 1990||Test No.1147|
|8||72||80||0||11||1||0||India||Lord's||26 Jul 1990||Test No.1148|