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Don Beard
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Don Beard

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1956

Full Name

Donald Derek Beard

Born

January 14, 1920, Palmerston North, Manawatu

Died

July 15, 1982, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, (aged 62y 182d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(son)

TEAMS

Wisden obituary

Beard, Donald Derek, who died on July 15, 1982, aged 62, while on a visit to England, was a member of the first New Zealand side ever to win a Test match - against West Indies at Auckland in March, 1956. He made a useful all-round contribution, scoring 31 and 6 not out at No. 9 and taking one for 20 in West Indies' first innings and three for 22 in fifteen overs in the second. New Zealand had waited 26 years and 45 Tests for this success. An accurate, medium-paced right-hand bowler, capable of late swing, and a lively hitter of the ball, in his four Test appearances he scored 101 runs at an average of 20.20 and captured nine wickets at 33.55 apiece. In all first-class cricket (for both Central and Northern Districts) he took 278 wickets (average 21.58) and scored 2,166 runs (average 22.10).


Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test4721013120.2000120
FC6611517216681*22.1009500
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4780630293/224/4233.552.2489.50000
FC661905960002787/5621.5868.50123
Donald Derek Beard
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