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Bill Playle      

Full name William Rodger Playle

Born December 1, 1938, Palmerston North, Manawatu

Current age 76 years 25 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Uncle - CG Crawford, Nephew - DJ Playle

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 15 0 151 65 10.06 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 85 145 13 2888 122 21.87 4 9 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 85 118 94 1 1/11 94.00 4.77 118.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 5-9, 1958 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 15-19, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1968
Profile

Bill Playle was a stylish batsman who was a surprise choice for the 1958 New Zealand side to tour England, a squad which has gone down as one of the weakest of all time. Playle struggled during an abnormally wet summer, and in 23 matches managed just 414 runs. In the Headingley Test he batted for 194 minutes in scoring 18. In his only other series, against England in 1962-63, he made 65 at Wellington, his only fifty in eight Tests. He started with Auckland, but later moved to Western Australia. His highest score, 122, came for WA in 1965-66.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Auckland v Wellington at Auckland
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Canterbury at New Plymouth
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Northern D at Alexandra
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Northern D at New Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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