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Lawrie Miller      

Full name Lawrence Somerville Martin Miller

Born March 31, 1923, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Died December 17, 1996, Kapiti, Wellington (aged 73 years 261 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Wellington

Batting style Left-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 25 0 346 47 13.84 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 82 142 15 4777 144 37.61 5 34 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 1 2 1 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 82 138 75 3 1/7 25.00 3.26 46.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 6-10, 1953 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1950-1960
Profile

Wisden obituary
Lawrence Somerville Martin Miller, died on December 17, 1996, aged 73. Lawrie Miller was a left-handed batsman who played 13 Tests for New Zealand, not making his debut until just before his 30th birthday. His career was held up because he came from rural Taranaki. He failed to pass 50 in Tests; indeed, in South Africa in 1953-54, he made four successive Test ducks, a sequence ended only by a fairly inglorious two. But he played some important little innings, and his 47 and 25 in the low-scoring match against West Indies at Auckland in 1955-56 were instrumental in securing New Zealand's First Test win. He was often prolific in provincial cricket: at one stage of the 1952-53 season he had scored 397 for Central Districts without being dismissed. Miller latter moved to Wellington. He also played first-class rugby.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1953

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Northern D v Auckland at Whangarei
Oct 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 24, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch
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Central D v Otago at Napier
Oct 26-29, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton
Oct 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
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