Bob Blair

New Zealand
INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1964
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Full Name

Robert William Blair

Born

June 23, 1932, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Age

92y 32d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Bob Blair was a Wellington fast bowler who had the misfortune of playing in a poor New Zealand side. They lost 13 and won none of his 19 Tests, and Blair failed to take a five-for. As a lower-order batsman he was extremely erratic. He bagged three pairs, reached double figures in only two of his 34 Test innings, but managed to slap 64 not out against England at Wellington in 1962-63. Blair also famously held up an end against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1953-54, just after hearing that his fiancee had been killed in a train crash.
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Bob Blair Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests1934618964*6.7501250
FC1191723616727912.2903-460

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests192835251515434/857/14235.232.5781.9300
FC119--99615379/72-18.54---4112
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Recent Matches of Bob Blair

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
New Zealand vs South Africa0 & 04/85 & 3/5713-Mar-1964AucklandTest # 560
New Zealand vs South Africa0 & 26*0/35 & 2/1628-Feb-1964DunedinTest # 559
New Zealand vs South Africa53/86 & 0/4821-Feb-1964WellingtonTest # 558
New Zealand vs England0 & 02/42 & 1/3415-Mar-1963ChristchurchTest # 542
New Zealand vs England64* & 52/8101-Mar-1963WellingtonTest # 541

Debut/Last Matches of Bob Blair