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Bevan Congdon
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Bevan Congdon

New Zealand
Bevan Congdon

INTL CAREER: 1965 - 1978

Full Name

Bevan Ernest Congdon

Born

February 11, 1938, Motueka, Tasman

Died

February 10, 2018, Auckland, (aged 79y 364d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Bev Congdon was one of the finest allround cricketers ever produced by New Zealand, and was a model professional both on and off the field. Congdon was a technically correct batsman with tremendous powers of concentration - as evidenced by his back-to-back big hundreds against England in 1973 - but was also able to play in a cavalier manner when the occasion demanded. He supplemented this with sound fielding and medium-pace in and outswingers. He led New Zealand with distinction to their first Test win over Australia (after putting Australia in), and but for dropped catches would probably have recorded a momentus win over England at Lord's in 1973. Unlike many, he thrived on the captaincy and his batting seemed the better for the responsibility. Under his tenure New Zealand emerged from Test cricket's perennial losers into a side to be respected.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test611147344817632.2271912440
ODI119333810156.3347271.611229200
FC2414164013101202*34.8423682010
List A40376126910140.93110120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test616656202154595/655/6536.502.2995.2110
ODI111043728772/172/1741.003.9462.4000
FC2411560261252046/4230.022.3576.440
List A4018951087414/334/3326.513.4446.2100
Bevan Ernest Congdon
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Bev Congdon
An unconscious Ewen Chatfield is stretchered off the field
Bev Congdon leads the celebrations after New Zealand's first Test victory over Australia
Bevan Congdon cuts
Bev Congdon cuts a ball from Geoff Arnold
Bevan Congdon plays a square-cut