Tom Puna

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Tom Puna
Tom Puna.jpg
Tom Puna in 1962-63
Personal information
Full name Narotam Puna
Born (1929-10-28)28 October 1929
Gujarat, India
Died 7 June 1996(1996-06-07) (aged 66)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 111) 25 February 1966 v England
Last Test 11 March 1966 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 3 70
Runs scored 31 1,305
Batting average 15.50 14.66
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 18* 62*
Balls bowled 480 15,053
Wickets 4 229
Bowling average 60.00 24.44
5 wickets in innings 0 11
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/40 6/25
Catches/stumpings 1/- 36/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Narotam "Tom" Puna (28 October 1929, in Surat, India – 7 June 1996, in Hamilton, Waikato) was a New Zealand cricketer who played in 3 Tests in 1966.

Domestic career[edit]

Playing as an off-spinner for Northern Districts, he had taken 34 wickets at 13.70 in the Plunket Shield in the 1965-66 season,[1] and was selected as New Zealand's principal spinner in all three Tests against the visiting England team, but achieved little.

He was a fixture in the Northern Districts side from 1956-57 to 1968-69, beginning as a middle-order batsman but descending the order as his bowling developed. His best innings figures were 6 for 25 against Otago in Hamilton in 1966-67 (match figures of 59-29-66-9).[2]

After cricket[edit]

His family migrated from India to New Zealand when he was eight.[3] His sons Ashok[4] and Kirti[5] also played for Northern Districts.

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