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Roger Blunt
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Roger Blunt

New Zealand
Roger Blunt

INTL CAREER: 1930 - 1932

Full Name

Roger Charles Blunt

Born

November 03, 1900, Durham, England

Died

June 22, 1966, Westminster, London, England, (aged 65y 231d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

TEAMS

The Durham-born allrounder Roger Blunt played in New Zealand's first nine Tests, but this was no case of a rat joining a sinking ship - Blunt's parents emigrated when he was six months old. He started off as predominantly a legspinner, but developed into a stylish batsman whose bowling was a handy second suit. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year before New Zealand had played a Test, after an impressive 1927 tour, and he hit 42 off an eight-ball over, with seven sixes, for West Christchurch against Riccarton in 1923. And in 1931-32 he slammed a run-a-minute 338 not out for Otago against Canterbury; he is one of only five New Zealand first-class triple-centurions (Bert Sutcliffe, Glenn Turner, Ken Rutherford and Mark Richardson are the others). Blunt died in London in 1966.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test91313309627.5001050
FC123209157953338*40.991540880
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test914936472123/175/3439.333.0278.00000
FC1231325266382138/9931.1662.2051
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