Full name Robert William Blair
Born June 23, 1932, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Current age 83 years 40 days
Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 6-10, 1953 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1964 scorecard|
|First-class span||1951/52 - 1964/65|
Bob Blair was a Wellington fast bowler who had the misfortune of playing in a poor New Zealand side. They lost 13 and won none of his 19 Tests, and Blair failed to take a five-for. As a lower-order batsman he was extremely erratic. He bagged three pairs, reached double figures in only two of his 34 Test innings, but managed to slap 64 not out against England at Wellington in 1962-63. Blair also famously held up an end against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1953-54, just after hearing that his fiancee had been killed in a train crash.
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1955
Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?
On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?
Death of a Gentleman exposes how neo-liberal economics threatens the game, while also hinting at worse lying beneath the surface, leaving you feeling disillusioned and angry