Michael Klinger

Michael Klinger

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Michael Klinger (born 4 July 1980) is a first-class cricketer with the South Australia Redbacks. His nickname is "Maxy", after the M*A*S*H character Maxwell Klinger.

Before the 2008–09 season, Klinger played for Victoria and for St Kilda Cricket Club in Premier Cricket. He joined the South Australia Redbacks for the 2008–09 season, was named their Captain in 2010, and won the Allan Border Medal as Cricket Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. He was one of the 350 players under the hammer for the IPL Auction 2011, and was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala.



Klinger, who is Jewish, grew up in Melbourne, Australia. When he was 13 years old he played for a senior team for the Jewish cricket club Maccabi Ajax. In the opening ceremonies of the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel, he and fellow Australian Jewish cricketer Jonathan Moss fell into the Yarkon River during a bridge collapse in the opening ceremonies.

He attended Mount Scopus Memorial College, of which he graduated in 1998. As a young batsman, Klinger was named Captain of the Australia Under 19's Mens Cricket team – his deputy being Australia Vice Captain Michael Clark.

Klinger began as an 18-year old youngster in...
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