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Name  Jacob Philip
Children  Patrick
National team   New Zealand
Batting style  Left-hand bat
Role  All-rounder
Career start  1997
Nickname  Big Jake
Height  6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)
Bowling style  Right-arm medium
Jacob Oram (Cricketer) in the past

Current teams  New Zealand national cricket team (#24), Central Districts cricket team (#16), Uva Next

Full Name  Jacob David Philip Oram
Born  (1978-07-28) 28 July 1978 (age 36)
Birth Place  Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Spouse  Mara Tait-Jamieson (m. 2008)

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Jacob David Philip Oram (born 28 July 1978), popularly Jacob Oram, is a former New Zealand international cricketer, who played all forms of the game for 10 years. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler. His ability with both bat and ball has made him a regular fixture in the New Zealand International sides.


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Usually batting in the middle to lower order, Oram's bowling has been more successful in the shorter format—reaching as high as 5 in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Standing at 1.98m (6 ft 6 in), he was a schoolboy representative as a soccer goalkeeper. He played for the Manawatu cricket team in the Hawke Cup. He had played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

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Oram is on the Lord's Honours Boards for his Test century against England in 2008 and has on several occasions occupied the position of World #1-ODI Allrounder.

Jacob Oram An allrounder who was part of New Zealands golden


Personal life

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He attended Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, and laterPalmerston North Boys' High School.

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In March 2008 Oram married his partner of 8 years, Mara Tait-Jamieson, also of Palmerston North. Having returned from a brief residence in Auckland, the pair now live in Palmerston North with their son, Patrick, and beloved Labrador, Leo. His brother Daniel is a teacher at Auckland Grammar School.

International career

He is one of 36 New Zealand Test cricketers to have scored 1,000 runs and one of just six New Zealanders to have reached the double of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets.

In 2003–04 season, Oram fell just short of a maiden Test hundred, with 97 against Pakistan, brought up his first Test hundred in his next Test match, against South Africa, with 119 not out, and scored 90 in the following Test. His second Test hundred was 126 not out against Australia in Brisbane, against both Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. His 3rd Test hundred was again South Africa, with a career highest of 133.

On 28 January 2007, in Perth, Oram smashed an unbeaten 101 off 72 balls in an ODI against Australia. It was at the time the fastest ever ODI century by a New Zealander, and also the fastest ever made against Australia. His 137 run partnership with Brendon McCullum was, at the time, the highest ever for the New Zealand 6th wicket, though this record was broken the following month.

Injury issues

He injured his left ring finger in an ODI prior to the World Cup, and, on 28 February, with the tournament just weeks away, he revealed that he would be willing to have it amputated in order to play cricket. However, Oram later clarified his claim as being in a jocular context and the comment intended to convey his strong desire to participate.

During the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa Oram could not play a single game as he injured his ankle.

On 3 March 2010 Oram again injured his patella tendon against Australia, thus leading him to miss another series and also the 2010 IPL.


On 9 November 2009 Oram picked up 3/20 against Pakistan in the nervewrecking final of the Cool&Cool Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Oram made his 12th ODI half century after 14 months against Bangladesh in Napier on 5 February 2010. He scored a rapid 83 off just 40 balls and hit 8 fours and 5 sixes.

Oram returned to international action in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

During the 2011 World Cup quarter final he took arguably the best catch of the tournament, off Jacques Kallis, a blinder on the mid-wicket boundary to prevent a six and with 4 for 39 helped the Black Caps take a well deserved victory against a favourite South African side.

Hat trick club

On 2 September 2009, Oram took a hat trick against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International in Colombo, dismissing Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara and Nuwan Kulasekara.


On 13 October 2009, Oram announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Domestic career

For the 2013 IPL, Jacob Oram was signed by the Mumbai Indians side

In 2014, Oram became the bowling coach of "New Zealand A", a reserve side for Black Caps, and is currently mentoring Adam Milne.


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