Full Name

Bruce Malcolm Laird

Born

November 21, 1950, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

Age

70y 305d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

Bruce Laird was "stumpy" by stature, nature and nickname. He was a brave and correct opener who, because of two years with World Series Cricket, did not make his Test debut until he was nearly 30. With West Indies in the prime of their ascendancy, and protective equipment still rudimentary, it was not a great time to be facing the new ball, but Laird distinguished himself with 92 in his first innings - as near as he would get to a century - and was Australia's most successful batsman in that 1979-80 series. Later, he played in the Centenary Test at Lord's.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2140213419235.28371336.11011940160
ODI23233594117*29.70110553.751252050
FC10318614608517135.37841860
List A494931160117*25.2116160
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test21218120---4.00-000
ODI23------------
FC103104690---3.98-000
List A49000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Bruce Laird, Rod Marsh, Jeff Thomson, Ray Bright, Kim Hughes, Grame Wood and the team masseur show off the catch they got at Cape Saunders
Desmond Haynes chases after a ball from Bruce Laird off the bowling of Joel Garner
Bruce Laird hooks Sikander Bakht on his way to 85
Bruce Laird takes a catch to dismiss Bill Athey off Len Pascoe
Australia's Bruce Laird is the only player to surpass Fakhar Zaman's match aggregate on debut
Bruce Laird grimaces while receiving a painkilling injection after being hit on the hand by Michael Holding