Bill Merritt      

Full name William Edward Merritt

Born August 18, 1908, Sumner, Christchurch, Canterbury

Died June 9, 1977, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 68 years 295 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

William Edward Merritt
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 8 1 73 19 10.42 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 125 191 33 3147 87 19.91 0 12 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 9 936 617 12 4/104 4/106 51.41 3.95 78.0 1 0 0
First-class 125 24255 13670 537 8/41 25.45 3.38 45.1 37 8
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 29-31, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1926-1946
Profile

One of the four remaining members of the first New Zealand team to tour England, in 1927, W. E. Merritt, died in Christchurch on June 9. He was 68. The three survivors- like Merritt, Canterbury men - are M. L. Page, C. J. Oliver (now living in Australia) and W. H. Cunningham.

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Jan 22, 1937

Bill Merritt

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