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Jimmy Maher

Key facts

Full Name: James Patrick Maher
Born: February 27 1974 , Innisfail, Queensland
County: Durham
Other teams: Australia, Glamorgan, Queensland
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Biography

A flamboyant left-hander with a trademark cover-drive, Maher played two one-dayers for Australia in 1997/98 then inexplicably seemed to fall by the wayside. However, two prolific seasons for Queensland, punctuated by a successful sojourn in south Wales for Glamorgan, propelled Maher back into the one-day reckoning. He announced his return with 95 in the second match against South Africa at Centurion in 2002, and followed that up with a vital 43 not out to secure a tie at Potchefstroom. A series of handy one-day performances won him a place as the spare batsman (and the stand-in wicket-keepe...

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