Mac Anderson

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Mac Anderson
Anderson and Hadlee 1946.jpg
Mac Anderson (left) and Walter Hadlee, Wellington 1946
Personal information
Full nameWilliam McDougall Anderson
Born(1919-10-08)8 October 1919
Westport, New Zealand
Died21 December 1979(1979-12-21) (aged 60)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLegbreak googly
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 34)29 March 1946 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 1 37
Runs scored 5 1973
Batting average 2.50 34.61
100s/50s 0/0 2/13
Top score 4 137
Balls bowled - 1031
Wickets - 18
Bowling average - 38.16
5 wickets in innings - 1
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 5/90
Catches/stumpings 1/- 24/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

William McDougall "Mac" Anderson (8 October 1919, Westport, New Zealand – 21 December 1979, Christchurch, Canterbury) was a New Zealand cricketer who played in one Test in 1946.

His son Robert Anderson played international cricket for New Zealand in the 1970s.

Cricket career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

He made 285 runs at 71.25 in the 1948-49 Plunket Shield with three 50s, and played in the trial match, but was not selected for the subsequent tour to England.

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