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Nari Contractor      

Full name Nariman Jamshedji Contractor

Born March 7, 1934, Godhra, Gujarat

Current age 82 years 358 days

Major teams India, Gujarat, Railways

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Son - HN Contractor

Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 31 52 1 1611 108 31.58 1 11 18 0
First-class 138 234 18 8611 176 39.86 22 72 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 10 186 80 1 1/9 1/9 80.00 2.58 186.0 0 0 0
First-class 138 1040 26 4/85 40.00 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Mumbai (BS), Dec 2-7, 1955 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 7-12, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1970/71
Profile

One of the tragic figures of Indian cricket, Nari Contractor's career was cruelly cut short when he was struck on the skull by a short delivery from Charlie Griffith in the Indian tourists' colony game against Barbados in 1962. His life was in danger for some time and he needed several emergency operations to take him off the danger list. Almost two years later, the left handed opening batsman, the very epitome of courage, was playing first class cricket. But despite a brave attempt to stage a comeback to Test cricket, he never could quite make it.

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2014

Subash Jayaraman (extreme left) and his wife Kathleen with former India cricketers Madhav Apte (second from left) and Nari Contractor (middle), Cricket Club of India, Mumbai

Subash Jayaraman (extreme left) and his wife Kathleen with former India cricketers Madhav Apte (second from left) and Nari Contractor (middle)

© Subash Jayaraman

2005

Former India captain Nari Contractor

Nari Contractor

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2005

Former India captain Nari Contractor

Nari Contractor

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Assam v Odisha at Delhi - Feb 28
Odisha won by 9 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)
Group A: Baroda v Punjab at Delhi - Feb 28
Baroda won by 75 runs
Group C: Bengal v Goa at Chennai - Feb 28
Bengal won by 8 wickets (with 85 balls remaining)
Group D: Chhattisgarh v J + K at Kolkata - Feb 28
Chhattisgarh won by 4 runs
Group B: Delhi v Maharashtra at Cuttack - Feb 28
Maharashtra won by 195 runs
Group C: Gujarat v Rajasthan at Chennai - Feb 28
Rajasthan won by 14 runs
Group B: H. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Cuttack - Feb 28
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Group D: Jharkhand v Services at Kalyani - Feb 28
Jharkhand won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Group D: Karnataka v Saurashtra at Kolkata - Feb 28
Karnataka won by 73 runs
Group C: M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Chennai - Feb 28
M. Pradesh won by 80 runs
Group A: Railways v Vidarbha at Delhi - Feb 28
Vidarbha won by 8 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Group B: Tripura v U. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar - Feb 28
Tripura won by 2 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
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