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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).

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test28494197417543.86412220
FC400672632152817535.3441111null1240
List A202013947720.7303null30
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test283663711/11/137.003.3666.0000
FC400null659387103/91null38.703.5265.9null00
List A20null000-----000
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Span
1954 - 1970
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1969
Photos
Ted Dexter, Peter Richardson, Geoff Pullar, and David Allen on England's return from Pakistan
Geoff Pullar drives through the off side
Geoff Pullar portrait