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Full name Norman Charles Blundell
Born September 2, 1917, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Died December 9, 2005, Cheltenham North, Victoria (aged 88 years 98 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1951/52|
Norman Blundell was a legspinner who played eight times for Victoria after the war, only twice in the Sheffield Shield with his other appearances all against Tasmania. His best figures of 5 for 37 came against Tasmania in 1947-48. At club level he was an allrounder, scoring 4552 runs and taking 495 wickets for VCA Colts, Essendon and Footscray between 1936-37 and 1954-55. Playing against Hawthorn-East Melbourne in 1947, Blundell took 9 for 49 and 8 for 68 in a losing cause.
An inaugural member of the VCA 200 Club, Blundell later became a respected radio commentator on ABC. He once said: "A huge crowd has missed a great day's action by turning out in such small numbers."
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