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Bill Playle
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Bill Playle

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1958 - 1963

Full Name

William Rodger Playle

Born

December 01, 1938, Palmerston North, Manawatu

Died

February 27, 2019, Sawtell, New South Wales, (aged 80y 88d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(uncle),

(nephew)

TEAMS

Bill Playle was a stylish batsman who was a surprise choice for the 1958 New Zealand side to tour England, a squad which has gone down as one of the weakest of all time. Playle struggled during an abnormally wet summer, and in 23 matches managed just 414 runs. In the Headingley Test he batted for 194 minutes in scoring 18. In his only other series, against England in 1962-63, he made 65 at Wellington, his only fifty in eight Tests. He started with Auckland, but later moved to Western Australia. His highest score, 122, came for WA in 1965-66.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test81501516510.0601040
FC8514513288812221.8749810
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
FC851189411/1194.004.77118.0000
William Rodger Playle
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