Mac Anderson (left) and Walter Hadlee, Wellington 1946
|Full name||William McDougall Anderson|
|Born||8 October 1919|
Westport, New Zealand
|Died||21 December 1979 (aged 60)|
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Only Test (cap 34)||29 March 1946 v Australia|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017
His son Robert Anderson played international cricket for New Zealand in the 1970s.
Mac Anderson played for Canterbury from 1938-39 to 1949-50 as a batsman and occasional leg-spinner. He made his highest score in 1945-46, when he scored 137 in 396 minutes opening the batting for Canterbury against Otago. He made 61 for Canterbury against the Australians shortly afterwards, and was selected for the single Test against Australia in Wellington. He was one of six New Zealanders to make their Test debuts in this match; for five of them, including Anderson, it was their only Test. He made 4 and 1.
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