Bert Vance      

Full name Robert Howard Vance

Born March 31, 1955, Wellington

Current age 59 years 214 days

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - RA Vance

Robert Howard Vance
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 207 68 29.57 646 32.04 0 1 22 0 0 0
ODIs 8 8 0 248 96 31.00 481 51.55 0 1 10 3 4 0
First-class 135 230 18 6955 254* 32.80 12 36 150 4
List A 78 75 3 1607 106 22.31 1 11 33 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 135 232 4 2/18 58.00 0 0
List A 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 3-7, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 24-28, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 16, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Mar 8, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1991
List A span 1976-1991
Profile

Bert Vance was something of a utility player - he started his career as a wicketkeeper, turned himself into an opening batsman, and latterly became a well-respected captain. A stalwart of the Wellington side for more than a decade - he made 199 appearances for them, scoring 6440 runs at 34.43 - international recognition came late in his career. He was almost 33 when picked against England in 1987-88, but he scored 43 batting at No.3 in a rain-ruined match. He played twice against Pakistan the following summer, scoring 68 at Auckland, and once more - against Australia - later that summer. He also played eight ODIs, enjoying his best form in the Sharjah Cup in 1987-88 when he scored 186 runs at 46.50 with a best of 96 - and a Man of the Match award - in the semi-final against Sri Lanka. He holds the record for the most runs conceded in a first-class over - 77 against Canterbury in 1990.
Martin Williamson

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Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Robert Vance's 98  v Auckland, Eden Park No2 13-14 January 1986

Robert Vance's 98 v Auckland

© Pat Culpan

Feb 2, 1989

Bert Vance batting

Bert Vance batting

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1989

Bob Vance

Bob Vance

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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