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Bruce Taylor      

Full name Bruce Richard Taylor

Born July 12, 1943, Timaru, Canterbury

Current age 71 years 82 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Wellington

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 50 6 898 124 20.40 2 2 13 10 0
ODIs 2 1 0 22 22 22.00 42 52.38 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 141 210 25 4579 173 24.75 4 17 66 0
List A 14 13 2 272 59* 24.72 0 1 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 53 6334 2953 111 7/74 9/182 26.60 2.79 57.0 5 4 0
ODIs 2 2 114 62 4 3/25 3/25 15.50 3.26 28.5 0 0 0
First-class 141 21562 10605 422 7/74 25.13 2.95 51.0 15 0
List A 14 799 410 16 4/38 4/38 25.62 3.07 49.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 5-8, 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 England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 20, 1973 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1980
List A span 1970-1981
Profile

Bruce Taylor was a tall (6'3") allrounder who batted with aggression and bowled at fast-medium with an ability to move the ball both ways even on the least responsive pitches. His Test debut was dramatic - he smacked 105 in 158 minutes against India at Calcutta in 1964-65 and followed with 5 for 86 in India's first innings. In his next match he took 5 for 26. Thereafter, he was a regular in New Zealand's side, touring England three times (1965, 1969, 1973) , Pakistan (1964-65, 1969-70) and West Indies (1971-72). In England he struggled on pitches expected to favour him, but otherwise he was a model of consistency. He retired after his last England tour, but returned successfully for Wellington in 1978-79.
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Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Bruce Taylor's 124 v West Indies, Eden Park, Auckland 27th February 1969

Bruce Taylor's 124 v West Indies

© Pat Culpan

Jun 11, 1965

Bruce Taylor drives on the on side, New Zealanders v Surrey, 3rd day, June 11, 1965

Bruce Taylor drives on the on side on his way to 62

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Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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