Robert Anderson (New Zealand cricketer)
|Full name||Robert Wickham Anderson|
2 October 1948 |
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Test debut (cap 134)||9 October 1976 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||24 August 1978 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 23)||16 October 1976 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||15 July 1978 v England|
Source: Cricinfo, 2 April 2017
His father, Mac Anderson, played one Test for New Zealand in 1946. Robert's son Tim played for Central Districts as a leg-spinner from 1997-98 to 2002-03.
His first-class career began in 1967-68 for Canterbury. He also played for Northern Districts, Otago and Central Districts, retiring after the 1981-82 season. His highest score was 155 for the New Zealand touring team against Scotland in 1978.
He also played Hawke Cup cricket for Southland, Northland and Manawatu. When Southland successfully defended the title against four challenges in 1973-74 he scored 561 runs at an average of 93.50 with three centuries. He was named in the Hawke Cup Team of the Century in 2011.
A middle-order batsman, he played three Tests in Pakistan in 1976-77, three at home against England in 1977-78, and three in England in 1978. His best score was 92 in his first Test in Lahore when, after New Zealand had followed on and were 62 for 4 in the second innings, he put on 183 for the fifth wicket in 155 minutes with Mark Burgess. He had toured England in 1973 without playing a Test.
- "Batting in Hawke Cup 1973-74". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Martin, Wayne (2 November 2017). "Nelson hold an esteemed place in annals of Hawke Cup cricket history". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
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