Geoff Pullar      

Full name Geoffrey Pullar

Born August 1, 1935, Swinton, Lancashire

Died December 26, 2014 (aged 79 years 147 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire, Lancashire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Geoffrey Pullar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 28 49 4 1974 175 43.86 4 12 2 2 0
First-class 400 672 63 21528 175 35.34 41 111 124 0
List A 20 20 1 394 77 20.73 0 3 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 3 66 37 1 1/1 1/1 37.00 3.36 66.0 0 0 0
First-class 400 659 387 10 3/91 38.70 3.52 65.9 0 0
List A 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 2-4, 1959 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 25-30, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954 - 1970
List A span 1964 - 1969
Profile

A tall, strong left-hander, Geoff Pullar was known as "Noddy" because of his ability to fall asleep in any situation. But he was awake enough at the crease, playing mainly off the front foot and accumulating runs assiduously on the leg side. He started as a middle-order batsman, but his solid technique and phlegmatic temperament persuaded the England selectors to try him as an opener in 1959. He responded with 75 against India at Headingley, followed by 131 at Old Trafford -- the first Test century scored by a Lancastrian on his home ground. He withstood the West Indian fast bowlers calmly and successfully in 1959-60, but his form fell away in the latter part of his international career.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Aug 30, 1960

Geoff Pullar drives through the off side, Middlesex v Lancashire, Lord's, August 30, 1960

Geoff Pullar drives through the off side

© PA Photos

May 2, 1960

Geoff Pullar portrait

Geoff Pullar portrait

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1960

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Match drawn
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Match drawn
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Sussex won by 10 wickets
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 100/4 (37 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 & 151/5 (38.2 ov) Gloucs 364/6d
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 236 Lancashire 196 & 41/1 (23.2 ov, target 349)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
  • No stories yet
News | Features Last 3 days
INSIGHTS
FORMAT
ODIs
RECORD TYPE
TEAM