Paul Wiseman

Paul Wiseman
Personal information
Full namePaul John Wiseman
Born (1970-05-04) 4 May 1970 (age 49)
Auckland, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 205)27 May 1998 v Sri Lanka
Last Test11 April 2005 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 105)20 April 1998 v India
Last ODI20 May 2003 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC LA
Matches 25 15 186 120
Runs scored 366 45 4,254 968
Batting average 14.07 22.50 20.95 15.36
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 2/16 0/2
Top score 36 16 130 65*
Balls bowled 5,660 450 34,292 4,789
Wickets 61 12 466 84
Bowling average 47.59 30.66 33.74 40.64
5 wickets in innings 2 0 18 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 4 0
Best bowling 5/82 4/45 9/13 4/45
Catches/stumpings 11/– 2/– 79/– 28/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Paul John Wiseman (born 4 May 1970) is a former New Zealand cricketer, and absolute battler[1], more specifically an off spin bowler. "Wiz", as he is nicknamed, was educated at the Long Bay College and can generate a fair amount of turn and he appears to be able to bowl a good line and length.

His lack of variation and his high economy rate means that he remains left-arm finger spinner Daniel Vettori's understudy, despite being nine years older. Wiseman took 9–13 for Canterbury against Central Districts in Christchurch to record the second best figures for a New Zealand bowler.

Domestic career

Wiseman spent a year as a professional with the Central Lancashire Cricket League side Milnrow in 2005 and made connections with English county cricket Durham in 2006 whilst playing for Walkden in the Bolton Cricket League, playing four games for their second XI before making his debut against Lancashire in the penultimate Championship game of the 2006 season. He was also signed for the following 2 seasons, however at the end of 2009 – after being overlooked through most of the season with Ian Blackwell and Gareth Breese fighting it out for the spinners berth – he retired from all first class cricket at the age of 39. [1]

International career

On his Test Match debut, he took five wickets in the second innings against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 1998.[2]

After cricket

Wiseman returned to New Zealand taking up the position of Network Coach for Canterbury Cricket in October 2009. He led both the Canterbury Under 17 and Under 19 teams to wins at their National tournaments in the 2009/10 season.

See also


  1. ^ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=8500908
  2. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), May 27–31, 1998". espncricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2011.

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