Matt Poore      

Full name Matt Beresford Poore

Born June 1, 1930, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 84 years 211 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 14 24 1 355 45 15.43 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 61 108 7 2336 142 23.12 2 11 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 11 788 367 9 2/28 4/71 40.77 2.79 87.5 0 0 0
First-class 61 5134 1813 68 5/27 26.66 2.11 75.5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1953 scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand at Chennai, Jan 6-11, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1950-1962
Profile

Matt Poore was a solid right-hand batsman and capable offspinner who was a mainstay of the New Zealand side of the early to mid 1950s. Although he was primarily a batsman who could bowl, he never really performed in Tests where he failed to make a fifty. His best returns came on the 1953-54 tour of South Africa where he scored 170 runs in the five Tests, and 550 at 22.91 on the tour as a whole. On his only other trip overseas - to India and Pakistan in 1955-56 - he was less successful, amassing only 132 runs in seven Tests. He was a better player than the figures suggest - his first-class best was 142 for Central Districts. He retired after a wretched season in 1956-57 when he scored 90 runs at 12.85, although his form with the ball improved and he enjoyed his best year with 16 wickets at 17.50. He made a brief comeback four seasons later where in three matches his performances were distinctly mediocre.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Dec 26-29
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
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)
Northern D v Wellington at Mount Maunganui
Jan 1, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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