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The following is a listing of matches that Mike Atherton has participated in.

Profile

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.

Tests

1989

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





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