Gareth Hopkins

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Gareth Hopkins
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Personal information
Full nameGareth James Hopkins
Born (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 43)
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 240)5 June 2008 v England
Last Test20 November 2010 v India
ODI debut29 June 2004 v England
Last ODI1 July 2008 v Ireland
ODI shirt no.48
T20I debut (cap 27)23 November 2007 v South Africa
Last T20I23 May 2010 v Sri Lanka
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 25 158 203
Runs scored 71 236 7,550 4,013
Batting average 11.83 14.75 36.65 27.11
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 17/34 4/14
Top score 15 45 201 142
Balls bowled 0 0 17 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 9/0 27/1 435/26 217/30
Source: Cricinfo, 16 April 2014

Gareth James Hopkins (born 24 November 1976) is a former New Zealand cricketer. A wicket-keeper, he played five One Day Internationals in 2004 after Brendon McCullum went home from England for the NatWest series.

International career[edit]

Gareth Hopkins returned to the international scene playing two matches in the Chappell–Hadlee one day series. The second match of the series and Hopkins' first was heavily rain affected, New Zealand reaching 3/30 when the game came to a close. The second and final match was won by Australia by a convincing 114 runs, Hopkins contributing 9 off 17 balls.

Hopkins made his test debut on 5 June 2008 against England at Trent Bridge, as usual Wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum played in a specialist batsman role. He contributed a total of 27 runs and took 3 catches in New Zealand's innings defeat.

Domestic career[edit]

In the summer of 2007/08, he transferred from Otago to Auckland citing the fact that Otago had recruited Brendon McCullum from Canterbury. The move was surprising considering Hopkins scored 5 1st class hundreds for Otago in the summer of 2006/07.

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