Bruce Edgar

Country: New Zealand
Born: November 23, 1956, Wellington
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Bowler
Playing role: Opening Batter

Bruce Edgar Bio

Bruce Adrian Edgar is a former cricketer from New Zealand who gained recognition for his classy left-hand opening batting style. Born on November 13, 1954, in Wellington, New Zealand, Bruce Edgar went on to become a respected figure in New Zealand cricket during the late 1970s and 1980s.

Edgar made his international debut against England in 1978 and immediately showcased his talent and composure at the crease. Not only did he impress with his batting skills, but he also displayed his versatility by serving as a wicketkeeper in the final match at Lord’s during that series. Edgar’s solid performances earned him praise, setting a strong foundation for his career.

In the same year, Edgar played his first Test match against Pakistan and left a lasting impact with his maiden Test century. This outstanding achievement was followed by another century against West Indies, further solidifying Edgar’s reputation as a batsman to watch. These performances marked the beginning of his successful career with the New Zealand national cricket team.

Despite facing a few disappointments during the tour of Australia in 1980-81, Edgar demonstrated resilience by bouncing back in the subsequent season. Against the touring Australian side, he played a magnificent innings of 161 in Auckland, which laid the foundation for New Zealand’s victory. This innings confirmed Edgar’s ability to perform under pressure and battle adversity.

During the mid-1980s, Edgar faced some ups and downs in form, particularly against Pakistan in 1984-85, which ultimately led to him losing his place in the national side. However, his determination and skill shone through, as he earned a recall to the team for the tour of Australia. Edgar made an impressive comeback, scoring three consecutive fifties in his first four innings. Unfortunately, despite this strong start, he struggled to maintain his form and retired from international cricket following a disappointing third tour of England in 1986.

Off the field, Edgar pursued a successful career as a chartered accountant, showcasing his versatility and intelligence. His accounting background helped shape his disciplined approach to the game, making him a well-rounded and respected individual in both cricket and his professional life.

Throughout his career, Bruce Edgar displayed an exemplary work ethic and an unwavering dedication to the game. He earned the admiration of his teammates and opponents alike, and his contributions to New Zealand cricket remain notable. Although his international career ended prematurely at the age of 31, Edgar’s impact on the sport continues to resonate with fans and aspiring cricketers. Today, his name is remembered as one of the pillars of New Zealand cricket, representing resilience and class at the crease.

Bruce Edgar Career Stats

Bruce Edgar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 39 68 4 1958 161 30.59 - - 3 12 - 0 14 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 64 64 5 1814 102* 30.74 3685 49.22 1 10 - - 12 0
FC 175 307 26 11304 203 40.22 - - 24 61 - - 94 1
List A 119 118 15 3893 147* 37.79 - - 4 22 - - 31 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bruce Edgar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 39 1 18 3 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 64 1 12 5 0 - - - 2.5 - 0 0 0
FC 175 - 164 92 2 1/0 - 46 3.36 82 - 0 0
List A 119 - 18 17 0 - - - 5.66 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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