|National side Ireland|
Name Ian Johnston
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Robert Ian Johnston usually known as Ian Johnston (born 1 July 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played 15 times for the Ireland cricket team between 1979 and 1983, including three first-class matches and two List A matches.
Johnston made his debut for Ireland against Surrey in June 1979 and made his first-class debut against Sri Lanka the following month. He also played against FW Millett's XI, Scotland, the MCC, Wales and Worcestershire in 1979. He played four times in 1980, including two matches against the West Indies and his List A debut against Middlesex at Lord's. He played against Canada and Middlesex in 1981, and against Sussex and Scotland in 1983, his final games for Ireland.
In all matches for Ireland, Johnston scored 361 runs at an average of 24.07, scoring two half-centuries with a top score of 72 against the MCC in June 1980. He took four wickets at an average of 45.29, with best innings bowling figures of 2/49 against Middlesex in July 1981.