Roger Charles Blunt
November 03, 1900, Durham, England
June 22, 1966, Westminster, London, England, (aged 65y 231d)
Right hand Bat
The Durham-born allrounder Roger Blunt played in New Zealand's first nine Tests, but this was no case of a rat joining a sinking ship - Blunt's parents emigrated when he was six months old. He started off as predominantly a legspinner, but developed into a stylish batsman whose bowling was a handy second suit. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year before New Zealand had played a Test, after an impressive 1927 tour, and he hit 42 off an eight-ball over, with seven sixes, for West Christchurch against Riccarton in 1923. And in 1931-32 he slammed a run-a-minute 338 not out for Otago against Canterbury; he is one of only five New Zealand first-class triple-centurions (Bert Sutcliffe, Glenn Turner, Ken Rutherford and Mark Richardson are the others). Blunt died in London in 1966.
Batting & Fielding