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Lance Cairns
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Lance Cairns

New Zealand
Lance Cairns

INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1985

Full Name

Bernard Lance Cairns

Born

October 10, 1949, Picton, Marlborough

Age

71y 346d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

relations

(son)

TEAMS

Coming from Spring Creek, a Marlborough hamlet, Lance Cairns was the rawest of cricketers. The first Test he saw was the first one he played in. He had no idea that his awkward wrong-footed delivery was not the orthodox bowling action. But soon Cairns' ability to bowl big inswingers, and batsmanship born of broad shoulders and a good eye, made him a crowd-pleasing match-winner. He carried a wooden club, rather than a bat, with cutaway shoulders and bearing the name Excalibur - a massive blade that carved six sixes in one memorable one-day international against Australia at Melbourne. And one Christchurch day when New Zealand were waiting for Lancaster Park to dry out, Lance Cairns was bowling on the outfield to a classy 14-year-old - the Chris Cairns who in a decade or so would surpass his father's famous deeds.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test436589286416.280228300
ODI786569876016.72941104.8802190
FC14822625416511020.72123890
List A1301141018859518.1209370
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test43721062842801307/7410/14432.922.4181.70561
ODI787540152717895/285/2830.524.0645.10210
FC14831722125444738/4626.522.3767.00245
List A130685643841675/285/2826.253.8341.00510
Bernard Lance Cairns
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Photos


Lance Cairns
Slips cast: Lance Cairns, Jeff Crowe, Jeremy Coney and Geoff Howarth
Lance Cairns uses the Excalibur bat during a one-day international
Lance Cairns
Ian Botham pulls Lance Cairns
Lance Cairns bats with a unique bat during a one-day international