Blair Pocock      

Full name Blair Andrew Pocock

Born June 18, 1971, Papakura, Auckland

Current age 43 years 194 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Northern Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Relation Uncle - MG Pocock

Blair Andrew Pocock
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 29 0 665 85 22.93 2231 29.80 0 6 59 0 5 0
First-class 100 176 16 4699 167 29.36 10 22 52 0
List A 59 56 3 1354 117 25.54 1 6 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 2 24 20 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 100 700 313 4 1/7 78.25 2.68 175.0 0 0
List A 59 167 136 5 3/23 3/23 27.20 4.88 33.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 12-16, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 20-23, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1990-2001
List A span 1992-2001
Profile

[1999-2000 Season] Injury has plagued Blair Pocock's international career. After just six Tests for New Zealand he was required to undergo surgery for a shoulder problem which forced him to withdraw from international selection for more than a year. His place was taken by Bryan Young and Pocock struggled to make his way back. Eventually he was able to force his way back for the Bank of New Zealand Test series against England and Sri Lanka in early 1997. Unfortunately a broken toe followed by a broken thumb saw Pocock sidelined for much of 1998 and in his absence Matt Horne was successfully introduced as a Test opener. The other opening position remains up for grabs, however, as the selectors have tried Young, Matthew Bell and Roger Twose. As Auckland captain, Pocock will know the preferences of new coach David Trist and will be hoping to force his way back into the Test side this summer.

Latest Photos

May 1, 2001

Portrait of Blair Pocock

Blair Pocock - Portrait

© New Zealand Cricket

Nov 20, 1997

New Zealand's Pocock looks back in fear and new cap Simon Cook charges down in celebration as both watch Healy take a catch to dismiss the batsman and give Cook his first Test wicket. Australia v New Zealand 2nd Test at the WACA Perth, Day 1 Thursday Nov 20th 1997.

Simon Cook's first Test wicket

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Nov 8, 1997

Ian Healy jumps for joy as Blair Pocock is caught by Mark Taylor at 1st slip during the 2nd day of the 1st Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba Ground in Queensland, 7 - 11 November 1997

Ian Healy jumps for joy

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 26-29
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Northern D at New Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Northern D v Wellington at Mount Maunganui
Jan 1, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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