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Bruce Edgar      

Full name Bruce Adrian Edgar

Born November 23, 1956, Wellington

Current age 58 years 3 days

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - AJ Edgar

Bruce Adrian Edgar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 39 68 4 1958 161 30.59 3 12 0 14 0
ODIs 64 64 5 1814 102* 30.74 3685 49.22 1 10 12 0
First-class 175 307 26 11304 203 40.22 24 61 94 1
List A 119 118 15 3893 147* 37.79 4 22 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 1 18 3 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 64 1 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 175 164 92 2 1/0 46.00 3.36 82.0 0 0
List A 119 18 17 0 - - - 5.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1978 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 17, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 18, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1990
List A span 1976-1990
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
37 Well Legn XI v Cant Inv XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
Profile

Bruce Edgar was a left-hand opening batsman who played with assurance against the fastest of bowling in a classically straight manner. He made a solid debut against England in 1978, even wicketkeeping in the final match at Lord's, and continued to impress with a maiden hundred in his first Test against Pakistan in 1978-79, ending that season with another century against West Indies. He made up for a relatively disappointing tour of Australia in 1980-81 by scoring 161 at Auckland the following season, the basis for a New Zealand victory. He was solid rather than spectacular in home and away series against England in 1983 and 1983-84 but lost his form in 1984-85 against Pakistan and with it his place. Recalled to tour Australia, he scored three fifties in his first four innings, but thereafter struggled, and retired after a disappointing third tour of England in 1986, still shy of his 30th birthday. He is a chartered accountant by profession.
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Mar 27, 1981

Bruce Edgar

Bruce Edgar

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Aug 14, 1978

Bruce Edgar ducks to a ball from Bob Willis, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, August 14, 1978

Bruce Edgar ducks to a ball from Bob Willis

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