Verdun Scott      

Full name Verdun John Scott

Born July 31, 1916, Devonport, Auckland

Died August 2, 1980, Devonport, Auckland (aged 64 years 2 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Also known as Scotty, The Scotsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Relation Brother - AH Scott

Verdun John Scott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 10 17 1 458 84 28.62 0 3 0 7 0
First-class 80 130 17 5620 204 49.73 16 23 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 10 2 18 14 0 - - - 4.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 80 738 271 10 3/22 27.10 2.20 73.8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 15-19, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1937/38 - 1952/53

Verdun John Scott, who died suddenly at Devonport, New Zealand, on August 2, 1980, played in ten Tests for New Zealand between 1946 and 1952, and was a member of the side which toured England in 1949. Though overshadowed by Sutcliffe and Donnelly, he was one of their most dependable batsmen, scoring 1,572 runs with an average of 40.30 and making four hundreds. A big man, he had hardly any backlift and was no stylist, but he was very strong in the arms and his strokes travelled deceptively fast. He was an ideal foil to Sutcliffe as an opening partner and their value can be gauged from the fact that in the Tests of 1949 they took part in partnerships of 122 at Leeds, 89 at Lord's and 121 at The Oval. His highest Test score was against West Indies in 1952 when he saved the side with an innings of 84 in rather over four hours. For Auckland in the Plunket Shield he was a heavy scorer.
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Aug 16, 1949

Godfrey Evans takes a catch off Verdun Scott, England v New Zealand, 4th Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 16, 1949

Godfrey Evans takes a catch off Verdun Scott

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Mar 29, 1946

Verdun Scott dives and takes a brilliant diving catch to remove Don Tallon, New Zealand v Australia, Wellington, March 29, 1946

Verdun Scott dives and takes a brilliant diving catch to remove Don Tallon

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Jul 27, 1934

Verdun Scott

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New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1950