Alex Moir

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Not to be confused with Alex Moir (musician).
Alex Moir
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 17 97
Runs scored 327 2102
Batting average 14.86 16.42
100s/50s 0/0 0/8
Top score 41* 70
Balls bowled 2650 18648
Wickets 28 368
Bowling average 50.64 24.56
5 wickets in innings 2 25
10 wickets in match 0 5
Best bowling 6/155 8/37
Catches/stumpings 2/- 44/-
Source: Cricinfo

Alexander McKenzie Moir (17 July 1919 in Dunedin – 17 June 2000 in Dunedin) played 17 Tests for New Zealand in the 1950s as a leg-spinner and lower-order batsman. On his debut, he took six wickets in the first innings against England in Christchurch in 1951.[1]

He is one of only two bowlers to have bowled consecutive overs in a Test innings; this occurred on 28 March 1951, the fourth day of the Wellington Test, on either side of the tea interval.[2] The other recorded instance of this violation of the Laws of cricket in a Test match was in 1921, the bowler being Warwick Armstrong.

In 1953-54 Moir took 15 for 203 for Otago against Central Districts at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. After making his first-class debut at 30, in 54 matches for Otago from 1949-50 to 1961-62 he took 282 wickets at an average of 21.01.

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  1. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 17-21, 1951". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ Martin-Jenkins, C. (1983) The Cricketer Book of Cricket Disasters and Bizarre Records, Century Publishing: London. ISBN 07126 0191 0.

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