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Bob Cunis      

Full name Robert Smith Cunis

Born January 5, 1941, Whangarei, Northland

Died August 9, 2008, Whangarei, Northland (aged 67 years 217 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Northern Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Relation Son - SJ Cunis

Robert Smith Cunis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 20 31 8 295 51 12.82 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 132 157 45 1849 111 16.50 1 6 30 0
List A 15 7 3 46 18 11.50 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 38 4250 1887 51 6/76 9/128 37.00 2.66 83.3 1 1 0
First-class 132 26698 10287 386 7/29 26.65 2.31 69.1 18 2
List A 15 728 381 17 3/15 3/15 22.41 3.14 42.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1964 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Apr 20-26, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1960-1977
List A span 1969-1977
Profile

Once famously described as "neither one thing nor the other", Bob Cunis was an honest seamer and lower-order scrapper, who played 20 Tests for New Zealand between 1964 and 1972 with limited success. He made only one fifty and took only one five-for, the latter against England at Auckland in 1970-71, when he bowled Alan Knott four runs short of a second hundred in the match. Cunis went on to coach New Zealand for a time, before arthritic hips and knees quelled his natural enthusiasm, and in his playing days was also a very handy rugby three-quarter. In his professional life he was a schoolteacher.
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Jan 29, 1971

Bob Cunis, 1971

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Jan 27, 1971

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