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Bob Blair
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Bob Blair

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1964

Full Name

Robert William Blair

Born

June 23, 1932, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Age

88y 317d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Bob Blair was a Wellington fast bowler who had the misfortune of playing in a poor New Zealand side. They lost 13 and won none of his 19 Tests, and Blair failed to take a five-for. As a lower-order batsman he was extremely erratic. He bagged three pairs, reached double figures in only two of his 34 Test innings, but managed to slap 64 not out against England at Wellington in 1962-63. Blair also famously held up an end against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1953-54, just after hearing that his fiancee had been killed in a train crash.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1934618964*6.7501250
FC1191723616727912.2903460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test192835251515434/857/14235.2381.90300
FC11999615379/7218.544112
Robert William Blair
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