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Jock Edwards      

Full name Graham Neil Edwards

Born May 27, 1955, Nelson, Nelson

Current age 59 years 119 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 15 0 377 55 25.13 646 58.35 0 3 52 3 7 0
ODIs 6 6 0 138 41 23.00 191 72.25 0 0 5 0
First-class 92 164 8 4589 177* 29.41 5 25 126 16
List A 31 30 1 588 49 20.27 0 0 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 1 6 5 1 1/5 1/5 5.00 5.00 6.0 0 0 0
First-class 92 71 32 0 - - - 2.70 - 0 0 0
List A 31 6 5 1 1/5 1/5 5.00 5.00 6.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 18-23, 1977 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Auckland, Mar 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 21, 1976 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Feb 15, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1973-1985
List A span 1973-1985
Profile

Jock Edwards was a short, stocky wicketkeeper who was a good enough batsman to make his Test debut (against Australia in 1976-77) as a specialist. He was brought back in 1977-78 as a wicketkeeper-bat and made 55 and 54 on his comeback against England at Auckland. That won him selection for the England tour in 1978 where his performances were disappointing - one member of the BBC commentary team said that Edwards was "the worst wicketkeeper I've ever seen ... he's made mistakes you'd have the 3rd XI `keeper at school running round the pitch for". But the genial Edwards kept his spirits up and was a most popular tourist. He returned for three home Tests against India in 1980-81 where he chipped in with useful runs, but the emergence of Ian Smith signaled the end of his international career.
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