Bruce Laird      

Full name Bruce Malcolm Laird

Born November 21, 1950, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 63 years 304 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bruce Malcolm Laird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 40 2 1341 92 35.28 3713 36.11 0 11 94 0 16 0
ODIs 23 23 3 594 117* 29.70 1105 53.75 1 2 52 0 5 0
First-class 103 186 14 6085 171 35.37 8 41 86 0
List A 49 49 3 1160 117* 25.21 1 6 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 2 18 12 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 103 104 69 0 - - - 3.98 - 0 0 0
List A 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Dec 1-5, 1979 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 14-19, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Nov 27, 1979 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 8, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1984
List A span 1974-1984
Profile

Bruce Laird was "stumpy" by stature, nature and nickname. He was a brave and correct opener who, because of two years with World Series Cricket, did not make his Test debut until he was nearly 30. With West Indies in the prime of their ascendancy, and protective equipment still rudimentary, it was not a great time to be facing the new ball, but Laird distinguished himself with 92 in his first innings - as near as he would get to a century - and was Australia's most successful batsman in that 1979-80 series. Later, he played in the Centenary Test at Lord's.
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Latest Photos

Apr 8, 1977

Bruce Laird

Bruce Laird

© Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
6th Match, Group B: Cape Cobras v Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Sep 21
Hurricanes won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
9th Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Northern D at Raipur
Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
10th Match, Group A: KKR v Scorchers at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
15th Match, Group A: Super Kings v Scorchers at Bangalore
Sep 27, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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