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Lance Cairns      

Full name Bernard Lance Cairns

Born October 10, 1949, Picton, Marlborough

Current age 65 years 80 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Durham, Minor Counties, Northern Districts, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Relation Son - CL Cairns

Bernard Lance Cairns
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 43 65 8 928 64 16.28 0 2 28 30 0
ODIs 78 65 6 987 60 16.72 941 104.88 0 2 19 0
First-class 148 226 25 4165 110 20.72 1 23 89 0
List A 130 114 10 1885 95 18.12 0 9 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 72 10628 4280 130 7/74 10/144 32.92 2.41 81.7 5 6 1
ODIs 78 75 4015 2717 89 5/28 5/28 30.52 4.06 45.1 2 1 0
First-class 148 31722 12544 473 8/46 26.52 2.37 67.0 24 5
List A 130 6856 4384 167 5/28 5/28 26.25 3.83 41.0 5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 26-31, 1974 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 4, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Apr 23, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1985
List A span 1972-1988
Profile

Coming from Spring Creek, a Marlborough hamlet, Lance Cairns was the rawest of cricketers. The first Test he saw was the first one he played in. He had no idea that his awkward wrong-footed delivery was not the orthodox bowling action. But soon Cairns' ability to bowl big inswingers, and batsmanship born of broad shoulders and a good eye, made him a crowd-pleasing match-winner. He carried a wooden club, rather than a bat, with cutaway shoulders and bearing the name Excalibur - a massive blade that carved six sixes in one memorable one-day international against Australia at Melbourne. And one Christchurch day when New Zealand were waiting for Lancaster Park to dry out, Lance Cairns was bowling on the outfield to a classy 14-year-old - the Chris Cairns who in a decade or so would surpass his father's famous deeds.
Wisden Cricinfo staff

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Mar 13, 2005

Lance Cairns

Lance Cairns

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Jul 14, 1983

Slips cast: Lance Cairns, Jeff Crowe, Jeremy Coney and Geoff Howarth, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 1st day, July 14, 1983

Slips cast: Lance Cairns, Jeff Crowe, Jeremy Coney and Geoff Howarth

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1980

Lance Cairns

Lance Cairns

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Tournament Results
India v New Zealand at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 15, 2000
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 13, 2000
India won by 95 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 11, 2000
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 10, 2000
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 9, 2000
New Zealand won by 64 runs
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