Roger Blunt      

Full name Roger Charles Blunt

Born November 3, 1900, Durham, England

Died June 22, 1966, Westminster, London, England (aged 65 years 231 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Marylebone Cricket Club, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 13 1 330 96 27.50 0 1 0 5 0
First-class 123 209 15 7953 338* 40.99 15 40 88 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 14 936 472 12 3/17 5/34 39.33 3.02 78.0 0 0 0
First-class 123 13252 6638 213 8/99 31.16 3.00 62.2 5 1
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 4-7, 1932 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1917-1934
Profile

The Durham-born allrounder Roger Blunt played in New Zealand's first nine Tests, but this was no case of a rat joining a sinking ship - Blunt's parents emigrated when he was six months old. He started off as predominantly a legspinner, but developed into a stylish batsman whose bowling was a handy second suit. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year before New Zealand had played a Test, after an impressive 1927 tour, and he hit 42 off an eight-ball over, with seven sixes, for West Christchurch against Riccarton in 1923. And in 1931-32 he slammed a run-a-minute 338 not out for Otago against Canterbury; he is one of only five New Zealand first-class triple-centurions (Bert Sutcliffe, Glenn Turner, Ken Rutherford and Mark Richardson are the others). Blunt died in London in 1966.
Rob Smyth

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1928

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