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Full name Raymond William George Emery
Born March 28, 1915, Auckland
Died December 18, 1982, Auckland (aged 67 years 265 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Canterbury
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 8-12, 1952 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 15-19, 1952 scorecard|
|First-class span||1936/37 - 1953/54|
Raymond William George Emery, who died in Auckland on December 18, 1982, aged 67, played twice for New Zealand as a right-hand opening bat in their inaugural series against West Indies, in 1951-52. He was already 36 when he did so, though it was during his best season (433 runs at 72.16 for Canterbury in the Plunket Shield). He also bowled, at medium pace, and in a West Indian total of 546 for six in the second Test at Auckland took the wickets of Worrell and Walcott. In all first-class cricket he scored 1,177 runs (average 29.42), including three centuries, and took 22 wickets at 34.27 apiece.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1952
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.