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Vic Pollard      

Full name Victor Pollard

Born September 7, 1945, Burnley, Lancashire, England

Current age 69 years 24 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Central Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Victor Pollard
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 59 7 1266 116 24.34 2 7 4 19 0
ODIs 3 2 0 67 55 33.50 145 46.20 0 1 9 1 1 0
First-class 130 207 33 5314 146 30.54 6 30 81 0
List A 3 2 0 67 55 33.50 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 49 4421 1853 40 3/3 5/57 46.32 2.51 110.5 0 0 0
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 130 20155 6931 224 7/65 30.94 2.06 89.9 6 1
List A 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Chennai, Feb 27-Mar 2, 1965 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 5-10, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Swansea, Jul 18, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1975
List A span 1973-1974
Profile

Wisden Overview
Lancashire born, the short, dark, stocky was a determined batsman who, if the situation demanded, could attack with enthusiasm. That, allied to his useful offspin - he took 40 Test wickets - and electric fielding, usually in the covers, made him a great asset. Pollard was a Baptist lay preacher who was fiercely opposed to playing cricket on Sundays, but was a determined competitor on any other day. In his 32 Tests for New Zealand, he was an important member of a side fighting to establish itself as a force in the game. In his debut series, in England in 1965, he headed the batting averages with 56.20. In his last series, back in England in 1973, he averaged 100.66, scoring 116 at Trent Bridge, when New Zealand were set 479 to win and made a brave 440, and 105 not out at Lord's. He retired at the end of the tour. Martin Williamson

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Mar 16, 2004

Vic Pollard

Vic Pollard

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Jun 11, 1973

Tony Greig fields at silly point to Vic Pollard, England v New Zealand, first Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, June 11, 1973

Tony Greig fields at silly point

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Jun 11, 1973

Vic Pollard hooks Tony Greig to the boundary, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, June 11, 1973

Vic Pollard hooks Tony Greig to the boundary,

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