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Robert Anderson      

Full name Robert Wickham Anderson

Born October 2, 1948, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 66 years 29 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Central Districts, Northern Districts, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - WM Anderson, Son - TR Anderson

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 18 0 423 92 23.50 0 3 1 1 0
ODIs 2 2 1 16 12 16.00 46 34.78 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 111 197 14 5609 155 30.65 8 28 79 0
List A 21 21 2 423 66* 22.26 0 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 111 298 154 5 4/49 30.80 3.10 59.6 0 0
List A 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Oct 9-13, 1976 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 24-28, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Scarborough, Jul 15, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1967-1982
List A span 1971-1982
Profile

A top order batsman, Robert Anderson already had a full tour under his belt - he visited England in 1973 - by the time he made his international debut on New Zealand's tour of Pakistan in 1976-77. He started the trip with a hundred in the opening game and while he failed to repeat that success he did enough to play in all three Tests. He made 92 on debut which was to remain his highest score, but did not retain his place on the Indian leg of the tour. He enjoyed his best summer in 1977-78, scoring 849 runs at 38.59, and was recalled for all three Tests against England and held his place for his second visit to England which followed straight on. However, while he enjoyed success in the county games, including a career-best 155 against Scotland, he was all at sea in the Tests where he scored 29 runs in six innings, Wisden saying he was a one of the "biggest disappointments". Anderson's father, Mac, played once for the New Zealand in the Test against Australia immediately after World War Two.

Country Fixtures Country Results
North Island v South Island at Hamilton
Oct 31, 2014 (19:10 local | 06:10 GMT | 02:10 EDT | 01:10 CDT | 23:10 PDT)
Northern D v Wellington at Hamilton
Nov 1, 2014 (15:50 local | 02:50 GMT | 22:50 EDT | 21:50 CDT | 19:50 PDT)
Otago v Auckland at Hamilton
Nov 1, 2014 (19:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
Northern D v Otago at Hamilton
Nov 2, 2014 (15:50 local | 02:50 GMT | 22:50 EDT | 21:50 CDT | 19:50 PDT)
Canterbury v Central D at Hamilton
Nov 2, 2014 (19:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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