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Geoff Pullar

England|Opening Batter
Geoff Pullar
INTL CAREER: 1959 - 1963
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Full Name

Geoffrey Pullar

Born

August 01, 1935, Swinton, Lancashire

Died

December 26, 2014 (aged 79y 147d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter

A tall, strong left-hander, Geoff Pullar was known as "Noddy" because of his ability to fall asleep in any situation. But he was awake enough at the crease, playing mainly off the front foot and accumulating runs assiduously on the leg side. He started as a middle-order batsman, but his solid technique and phlegmatic temperament persuaded the England selectors to try him as an opener in 1959. He responded with 75 against India at Headingley, followed by 131 at Old Trafford -- the first Test century scored by a Lancastrian on his home ground. He withstood the West Indian fast bowlers calmly and successfully in 1959-60, but his form fell away in the latter part of his international career.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).

Geoff Pullar Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests28494197417543.86412220
FC400672632152817535.3441111-1240
List A202013947720.7303-30

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests283663711/11/137.003.3666.0000
FC400-659387103/91-38.703.5265.9-00
List A20-000-----000
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Span
1954 - 1970

List A Matches

Span
1964 - 1969

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Ted Dexter, Peter Richardson, Geoff Pullar, and David Allen on England's return from Pakistan
Geoff Pullar drives through the off side