Full name Graham Neil Edwards
Born May 27, 1955, Nelson, Nelson
Current age 61 years 242 days
Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 18-23, 1977 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Mar 13-18, 1981 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 21, 1976 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Feb 15, 1981 scorecard|
|First-class span||1973/74 - 1984/85|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1984/85|
Jock Edwards was a short, stocky wicketkeeper who was a good enough batsman to make his Test debut (against Australia in 1976-77) as a specialist. He was brought back in 1977-78 as a wicketkeeper-bat and made 55 and 54 on his comeback against England at Auckland. That won him selection for the England tour in 1978 where his performances were disappointing - one member of the BBC commentary team said that Edwards was "the worst wicketkeeper I've ever seen ... he's made mistakes you'd have the 3rd XI `keeper at school running round the pitch for". But the genial Edwards kept his spirits up and was a most popular tourist. He returned for three home Tests against India in 1980-81 where he chipped in with useful runs, but the emergence of Ian Smith signaled the end of his international career.
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