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Giff Vivian      

Full name Henry Gifford Vivian

Born November 4, 1912, Auckland

Died August 12, 1983, Auckland (aged 70 years 281 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Son - GE Vivian

Henry Gifford Vivian
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 10 0 421 100 42.10 1 5 3 4 0
First-class 85 143 15 4443 165 34.71 6 31 71 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 10 1311 633 17 4/58 4/73 37.23 2.89 77.1 1 0 0
First-class 85 15707 6165 223 6/49 27.64 2.35 70.4 12 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 29-31, 1931 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 14-17, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930-1939
Profile

Henry Gifford Vivian, who died in Auckland on August 12, 1983, aged 70, was only 18 years 267 days when, as a left-handed allrounder of much natural ability, he played in the first of his seven Tests for New Zealand. That was at The Oval in 1931, and, besides taking the wickets of Sutcliffe and Ames, he was top scorer, in New Zealand's second innings, with 51. His record on that tour (1,002 runs and 64 wickets) included centuries against Oxford University and Yorkshire. At Wellington in 1931-32, against South Africa, he scored 100 (his only Test century) and 73, the highest score in each innings. On his second tour to England, in 1937, he opened New Zealand's innings in the three Test matches, three times reaching 50. A charming person and welcoming host, he had been only 22 when appointed to the captaincy of Auckland. By the time a back injury ended his first-class career and confined him to the game's administration--he did not play after the Second World War--he had scored 4,443 runs (average 34.71), including six centuries, the highest of them 165 for Auckland against Wellington in 1931-32, and taken 223 wickets. He also played with success in the late 30s for Sir Julien Cahn's XI. His son, Graham, played five times for New Zealand between 1964 and 1972.
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