Bev Congdon      

Full name Bevan Ernest Congdon

Born February 11, 1938, Motueka, Tasman

Current age 76 years 288 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Bevan Ernest Congdon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 61 114 7 3448 176 32.22 7 19 12 44 0
ODIs 11 9 3 338 101 56.33 472 71.61 1 2 29 2 0 0
First-class 241 416 40 13101 202* 34.84 23 68 201 0
List A 40 37 6 1269 101 40.93 1 10 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 66 5620 2154 59 5/65 5/65 36.50 2.29 95.2 1 1 0
ODIs 11 10 437 287 7 2/17 2/17 41.00 3.94 62.4 0 0 0
First-class 241 15602 6125 204 6/42 30.02 2.35 76.4 4 0
List A 40 1895 1087 41 4/33 4/33 26.51 3.44 46.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 22-26, 1965 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 24-28, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 17, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1960-1978
List A span 1969-1978
Profile

Bev Congdon was one of the finest allround cricketers ever produced by New Zealand, and was a model professional both on and off the field. Congdon was a technically correct batsman with tremendous powers of concentration - as evidenced by his back-to-back big hundreds against England in 1973 - but was also able to play in a cavalier manner when the occasion demanded. He supplemented this with sound fielding and medium-pace in and outswingers. He led New Zealand with distinction to their first Test win over Australia (after putting Australia in), and but for dropped catches would probably have recorded a momentus win over England at Lord's in 1973. Unlike many, he thrived on the captaincy and his batting seemed the better for the responsibility. Under his tenure New Zealand emerged from Test cricket's perennial losers into a side to be respected.
Martin Williamson

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Mar 16, 2004

Bev Congdon

Bev Congdon

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Feb 24, 1975

An unconscious Ewen Chatfield is stretchered off the field, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, February 24, 1975

An unconscious Ewen Chatfield is stretchered off the field

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1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia.  L-R John Morrison, Richard Collinge, Congdon, Jeremy Coney, Dayle Hadlee, John Parker and KR Deas, Christchurch, March 1974

Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1974
Awarded OBE for services to cricket

Tournament Results
KKR v Super Kings at Chennai - May 27, 2012
KKR won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Super Kings at Chennai - May 25, 2012
Super Kings won by 86 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 23, 2012
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Daredevils v KKR at Pune - May 22, 2012
KKR won by 18 runs
Royals v Mum Indians at Jaipur - May 20, 2012
Mum Indians won by 10 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Chargers v RCB at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 20, 2012
Chargers won by 9 runs
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