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Full name Bruce Philip Martin
Born April 25, 1980, Whangarei, Northland
Current age 34 years 216 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand A, Northern Districts
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 6-10, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong, Oct 9-13, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Wellington v Auckland at Wellington, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northern Districts v Auckland at Hamilton, Jan 10, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2*, 0/33||Auckland||v Wellington||Wellington||26 Mar 2014||LA|
|9, 0/6||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||23 Mar 2014||LA|
|2/46||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||2 Mar 2014||LA|
|50, 1/92, 7*, 3/120||Auckland||v Wellington||Auckland||23 Feb 2014||FC|
|2/55, 33*, 0||Auckland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||7 Feb 2014||FC|
|26, 3/125, 3||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||30 Jan 2014||FC|
|0/70, 79, 3/73||Auckland||v Wellington||Wellington||23 Jan 2014||FC|
|0/42, 6*||Auckland||v Northern D||Hamilton||10 Jan 2014||T20|
|2/21, 0||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||8 Jan 2014||T20|
|0/18||Auckland||v Central D||New Plymouth||30 Dec 2013||T20|
A left-arm spinner, Bruce Martin is something of a veteran on the New Zealand domestic circuit, with over a decade's experience in first-class cricket. He first appeared on the scene in the 1997-98 season, when he was picked to play the Under-19 World Cup for New Zealand in South Africa.
During the following season, he played a series against the visiting England U-19s, which included youth Tests and one-dayers. He then debuted for Nothern Districts in first-class cricket in the 1999-2000 season, and remained with the side till 2009-10, when he transferred to Auckland. Ironically, he came up against his old team in his first match for Auckland, and went on to destroy them, claiming 7 for 97 in the first innings - despite Martin's commendable effort, though, Auckland succumbed to Northern Districts in the game.
After 13 years of first-class toil, Martin finally moved to the next level when he was named in New Zealand's XI for the first Test series of their home series against England in 2012-13.
Martin can offer some stiff resistance down the order when required, and has a couple of first-class centuries to his credit.
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