Ken Hough

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Ken Hough
Personal information
Full name Kenneth William Hough
Date of birth (1928-10-24)24 October 1928
Place of birth Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Date of death 20 September 2009(2009-09-20) (aged 80)
Place of death Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
North Shore United
National team
1948 Australia 4 (0)
1958 New Zealand 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Ken Hough
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 87)27 February 1959 v England
Last Test14 March 1959 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 28
Runs scored 62 624
Batting average 62.00 16.42
100s/50s -/- -/1
Top score 31* 91
Balls bowled 462 7796
Wickets 6 119
Bowling average 29.16 20.87
5 wickets in innings - 6
10 wickets in match - 3
Best bowling 3/79 7/43
Catches/stumpings 1/- 25/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Kenneth William Hough (24 October 1928 – 20 September 2009) was a cricketer and association football player who represented both New Zealand and Australia in football.[1] He also represented New Zealand in Test cricket.[2][3] Hough was born in Auburn, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, he died, aged 80, in Gladstone, Queensland.[4]

Cricket career[edit]

A right-arm fast bowler and useful lower-order batsman, Hough played two Tests against England in 1958–59 and 28 first-class matches, mostly for Northern Districts and Auckland, in his career, he took more wickets than anybody else in the 1958–59 Plunket Shield season, with 36 wickets for Auckland at 12.13, including 11 for 93 in the match against Otago and 10 for 110 against Canterbury, to help Auckland to win the championship. He was one of the New Zealand Cricket Almanac's two Players of the Year in 1959,[5] his finest performance was 12 for 146 (7 for 43 and 5 for 103) for Auckland against Central Districts in 1959–60. He played two matches for New Zealand against the Australian team in 1959–60, taking six wickets, they were his last first-class matches.

In the course of his brief career Hough set the Test match record for the most wickets in a complete career (6) without ever dismissing a batsman caught.[6]

Football career[edit]

Hough played four matches for the Australian national team in 1948, all against New Zealand.[7]

Hough made his full debut for New Zealand between the posts in a 2–3 loss to Australia on 16 August 1958.[8][9] and made four more appearances over the following month,[3][10] the last of his A-international caps being in a 2–1 win over New Caledonia on 14 September 1958.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Off-side – a cricketing XI that made strides in football". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Ken Hough at". Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Double international Ken Hough dies". Cricinfo. ESPN. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  5. ^ Ken Hough
  6. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley Publishing Pty Ltd. p. 457. ISBN 0947540067..
  7. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.
  8. ^ "Bob Pearce: Big game, big names". NZ Herald. 23 November 2007.
  9. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  10. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2009.

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