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Bruce Laird

Australia|Opening Batter
Bruce Laird
INTL CAREER: 1979 - 1982
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Full Name

Bruce Malcolm Laird


November 21, 1950, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia


73y 98d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Bruce Laird was "stumpy" by stature, nature and nickname. He was a brave and correct opener who, because of two years with World Series Cricket, did not make his Test debut until he was nearly 30. With West Indies in the prime of their ascendancy, and protective equipment still rudimentary, it was not a great time to be facing the new ball, but Laird distinguished himself with 92 in his first innings - as near as he would get to a century - and was Australia's most successful batsman in that 1979-80 series. Later, he played in the Centenary Test at Lord's.
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Bruce Laird Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A494931160117*25.21--16--160


List A49-000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches of Bruce Laird

Recent Matches of Bruce Laird

West Aust vs Queensland63 & 54*0/209-Mar-1984PerthFC
West Aust vs South Aust3--04-Mar-1984AdelaideList A
West Aust vs NSW3--24-Feb-1984SydneyFC
West Aust vs Tasmania0--17-Feb-1984LauncestonFC
West Aust vs Queensland58 & 66*--27-Jan-1984BrisbaneFC

Photos of Bruce Laird

Bruce Laird, Rod Marsh, Jeff Thomson, Ray Bright, Kim Hughes, Grame Wood and the team masseur show off the catch they got at Cape Saunders
Desmond Haynes chases after a ball from Bruce Laird off the bowling of Joel Garner
Bruce Laird hooks Sikander Bakht on his way to 85
Bruce Laird takes a catch to dismiss Bill Athey off Len Pascoe
Australia's Bruce Laird is the only player to surpass Fakhar Zaman's match aggregate on debut
Bruce Laird grimaces while receiving a painkilling injection after being hit on the hand by Michael Holding