Paul Whitelaw

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Paul Whitelaw
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Paul Whitelaw in 1931
Personal information
Full name Paul Erskine Whitelaw
Born (1910-02-10)10 February 1910
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 28 August 1988(1988-08-28) (aged 78)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 25) 24 March 1933 v England
Last Test 31 March 1933 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 49
Runs scored 64 2739
Batting average 32.00 37.52
100s/50s 0/0 5/15
Top score 30 195
Balls bowled - 12
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings -/- 39/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Paul Erskine Whitelaw (born at Auckland on 10 February 1910, died at Auckland on 28 August 1988) was a New Zealand cricketer who played for Auckland and New Zealand.

Domestic career[edit]

A right-handed opening batsman with a fine array of strokes, Whitelaw played first-class cricket for Auckland with some success from 1928-29 to 1946-47, averaging 37 runs per innings.

In 1934-35, playing for Auckland against Wellington, he scored 115, his first first-class century, in the first innings, and 155 in the second innings. In 1936-37, playing for Auckland against Otago at Dunedin, Whitelaw and Bill Carson set a world record that stood for almost 40 years by adding 445 for the third wicket. The partnership, which began with the score on 25 for 2 and took only 268 minutes, remains the fourth highest in the world for that wicket. Whitelaw's 195 in this match was his highest first-class score.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He made only two Test match appearances, both on the short tour of New Zealand by the 1932-33 MCC side that followed the Bodyline tour of Australia. Both matches were dominated by the batting of Walter Hammond, who scored 563 runs in two innings, being dismissed just once. Whitelaw made 64 runs from four innings, two of them not out. But though he represented New Zealand in matches against the MCC team led by Errol Holmes in 1935-36, he never played Test cricket again.

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