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Graham Vivian      

Full name Graham Ellery Vivian

Born February 28, 1946, Auckland

Current age 68 years 151 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - HG Vivian

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 0 110 43 18.33 0 0 1 3 0
ODIs 1 1 0 14 14 14.00 30 46.66 0 0 0 0
First-class 88 140 25 3259 137* 28.33 3 17 41 0
List A 17 16 3 433 126 33.30 1 2 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 6 198 107 1 1/14 1/51 107.00 3.24 198.0 0 0 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 88 4079 2128 56 5/59 38.00 3.13 72.8 1 0
List A 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 5-8, 1965 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Apr 20-26, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1979
List A span 1969-1979
Profile

A left-hand bat who went for his shots, a sparingly-used legspinner with a desire to experiment and a wide variety of different deliveries, and an excellent outfielder, Graham Vivian never really mastered any one aspect of his game and so struggled at the highest level. He made his debut against India at Calcutta in 1964-65 - remarkably it was his first-class debut, his selection following an impressive pre-tour net - where he top-scored in New Zealand's second innings with 43. That was his Test-best, and the one wicket he took in the match was his only success in five matches. He was picked to tour England in 1965 but struggled with the pitches, and he was on the periphery of the New Zealand squad without being selected for much of his career. In the Caribbean in 1971-72 his fielding was highly praised, but he struggled with both bat and ball. He retired in 1979, largely as a result of problems with his eyesight. He subsequently became a leading supplier of artificial turf supplier in New Zealand.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v NZ A at Northampton
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
Aug 5, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Eng Lions v NZ A at Bristol
Aug 8, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Bristol
Aug 9, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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