Full name Bruce Philip Martin
Born April 25, 1980, Whangarei, Northland
Current age 36 years 6 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand A, Northern Districts
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 6-10, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong, Oct 9-13, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Wellington v Auckland at Wellington, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northern Districts v Auckland at Hamilton, Jan 10, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2*, 0/33||Auckland||v Wellington||Wellington||26 Mar 2014||LA|
|9, 0/6||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||23 Mar 2014||LA|
|2/46||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||2 Mar 2014||LA|
|50, 1/92, 7*, 3/120||Auckland||v Wellington||Auckland||23 Feb 2014||FC|
|2/55, 33*, 0||Auckland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||7 Feb 2014||FC|
|26, 3/125, 3||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||30 Jan 2014||FC|
|0/70, 79, 3/73||Auckland||v Wellington||Wellington||23 Jan 2014||FC|
|0/42, 6*||Auckland||v Northern D||Hamilton||10 Jan 2014||T20|
|2/21, 0||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||8 Jan 2014||T20|
|0/18||Auckland||v Central D||New Plymouth||30 Dec 2013||T20|
A left-arm spinner, Bruce Martin is something of a veteran on the New Zealand domestic circuit, with over a decade's experience in first-class cricket. He first appeared on the scene in the 1997-98 season, when he was picked to play the Under-19 World Cup for New Zealand in South Africa.
During the following season, he played a series against the visiting England U-19s, which included youth Tests and one-dayers. He then debuted for Nothern Districts in first-class cricket in the 1999-2000 season, and remained with the side till 2009-10, when he transferred to Auckland. Ironically, he came up against his old team in his first match for Auckland, and went on to destroy them, claiming 7 for 97 in the first innings - despite Martin's commendable effort, though, Auckland succumbed to Northern Districts in the game.
After 13 years of first-class toil, Martin finally moved to the next level when he was named in New Zealand's XI for the first Test series of their home series against England in 2012-13.
Martin can offer some stiff resistance down the order when required, and has a couple of first-class centuries to his credit.
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean