Full name Bruce Adrian Edgar
Born November 23, 1956, Wellington
Current age 58 years 250 days
Major teams New Zealand, Wellington
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Father - AJ Edgar
|Test debut||England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1986 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 17, 1978 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 18, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1989/90|
|List A span||1976/77 - 1989/90|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|37||Well Legn XI||v Cant Inv XI||Wellington||13 Mar 2011||Other T20|
Bruce Edgar was a left-hand opening batsman who played with assurance against the fastest of bowling in a classically straight manner. He made a solid debut against England in 1978, even wicketkeeping in the final match at Lord's, and continued to impress with a maiden hundred in his first Test against Pakistan in 1978-79, ending that season with another century against West Indies. He made up for a relatively disappointing tour of Australia in 1980-81 by scoring 161 at Auckland the following season, the basis for a New Zealand victory. He was solid rather than spectacular in home and away series against England in 1983 and 1983-84 but lost his form in 1984-85 against Pakistan and with it his place. Recalled to tour Australia, he scored three fifties in his first four innings, but thereafter struggled, and retired after a disappointing third tour of England in 1986, still shy of his 30th birthday. He is a chartered accountant by profession.
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