Full Name

Matt Beresford Poore

Born

June 01, 1930, Christchurch, Canterbury

Died

June 11, 2020 (aged 90y 11d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

Matt Poore was a solid right-hand batsman and capable offspinner who was a mainstay of the New Zealand side of the early to mid 1950s. Although he was primarily a batsman who could bowl, he never really performed in Tests where he failed to make a fifty. His best returns came on the 1953-54 tour of South Africa where he scored 170 runs in the five Tests, and 550 at 22.91 on the tour as a whole. On his only other trip overseas - to India and Pakistan in 1955-56 - he was less successful, amassing only 132 runs in seven Tests. He was a better player than the figures suggest - his first-class best was 142 for Central Districts. He retired after a wretched season in 1956-57 when he scored 90 runs at 12.85, although his form with the ball improved and he enjoyed his best year with 16 wickets at 17.50. He made a brief comeback four seasons later where in three matches his performances were distinctly mediocre.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test142413554515.4300010
FC611087233614223.12211140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test141178836792/284/7140.772.7987.5000
FC6151341813685/2726.662.1175.510
Matt Beresford Poore
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