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Robert Anderson
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Robert Anderson

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1978

Full Name

Robert Wickham Anderson

Born

October 02, 1948, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

72y 218d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

relations

(father),

(son)

TEAMS

A top order batsman, Robert Anderson already had a full tour under his belt - he visited England in 1973 - by the time he made his international debut on New Zealand's tour of Pakistan in 1976-77. He started the trip with a hundred in the opening game and while he failed to repeat that success he did enough to play in all three Tests. He made 92 on debut which was to remain his highest score, but did not retain his place on the Indian leg of the tour. He enjoyed his best summer in 1977-78, scoring 849 runs at 38.59, and was recalled for all three Tests against England and held his place for his second visit to England which followed straight on. However, while he enjoyed success in the county games, including a career-best 155 against Scotland, he was all at sea in the Tests where he scored 29 runs in six innings, Wisden saying he was a one of the "biggest disappointments". Anderson's father, Mac, played once for the New Zealand in the Test against Australia immediately after World War Two.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test91804239223.5003110
ODI221161216.004634.7800010
FC11119714560915530.65828790
List A2121242366*22.260180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test9------------
ODI2------------
FC11129815454/4930.8059.6000
List A21000-----000
Robert Wickham Anderson
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