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Merv Wallace      

Full name Walter Mervyn Wallace

Born December 19, 1916, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Died March 21, 2008, Auckland (aged 91 years 93 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - GF Wallace, Son - GM Wallace

Walter Mervyn Wallace
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 21 0 439 66 20.90 0 5 2 5 0
First-class 121 192 17 7757 211 44.32 17 43 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 121 34 18 0 - - - 3.17 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1937 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933-1961
Profile

Merv Wallace should have been one of the greatest names in New Zealand's cricket history. That he wasn't is largely because of the whims of selectors. Considered by many contemporaries to be one of the best New Zealand batsmen of his generation, he scored all round the wicket, although his cover-driving was particularly notable. He was outstanding in England in 1937, and when he returned 12 years later he ended the tour with 1722 runs at (49.20) - he reached 910 runs in May alone.

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May 19, 1937

Merv Wallace on the 1937 New Zealand tour of England

Merv Wallace on the 1937 New Zealand tour of England

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