Nari Contractor      

Full name Nariman Jamshedji Contractor

Born March 7, 1934, Godhra, Gujarat

Current age 80 years 331 days

Major teams India, Gujarat, Railways

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Son - HN Contractor

Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 31 52 1 1611 108 31.58 1 11 18 0
First-class 138 234 18 8611 176 39.86 22 72 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 10 186 80 1 1/9 1/9 80.00 2.58 186.0 0 0 0
First-class 138 1040 26 4/85 40.00 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Mumbai (BS), Dec 2-7, 1955 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 7-12, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1971
Profile

One of the tragic figures of Indian cricket, Nari Contractor's career was cruelly cut short when he was struck on the skull by a short delivery from Charlie Griffith in the Indian tourists' colony game against Barbados in 1962. His life was in danger for some time and he needed several emergency operations to take him off the danger list. Almost two years later, the left handed opening batsman, the very epitome of courage, was playing first class cricket. But despite a brave attempt to stage a comeback to Test cricket, he never could quite make it.

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2014

Subash Jayaraman (extreme left) and his wife Kathleen with former India cricketers Madhav Apte (second from left) and Nari Contractor (middle), Cricket Club of India, Mumbai

Subash Jayaraman (extreme left) and his wife Kathleen with former India cricketers Madhav Apte (second from left) and Nari Contractor (middle)

© Subash Jayaraman

2005

Former India captain Nari Contractor

Nari Contractor

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2005

Former India captain Nari Contractor

Nari Contractor

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 & 155/7 Assam 312
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 & 304/9d Baroda 184 & 67/2
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 & 260/8 Railways 302
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 215 & 161/5 (f/o)
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 262 & 131/0 (f/o)
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 346 & 59/2 (f/o)
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9d & 8/0 U. Pradesh 220
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 318 & 123/6 (f/o)
Group C: Andhra v Goa in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Baroda v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Gujarat v Haryana in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Hyderabad v H. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Kerala v Assam in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: M. Pradesh v Bengal in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Maharashtra v Vidarbha in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Mumbai v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Odisha v Saurashtra in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group B: Punjab v Delhi in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group A: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
Group C: Services v Jharkhand in India (venue TBA)
Feb 6-9, 2015 (04:00 GMT)
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