John Guy (New Zealand cricketer)

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John Guy
Personal information
Full nameJohn William Guy
Born (1934-08-29) 29 August 1934 (age 84)
Nelson, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm slow-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 76)7 November 1955 v Pakistan
Last Test26 December 1961 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 12 90
Runs scored 440 3,923
Batting average 20.95 25.80
100s/50s 1/3 3/24
Top score 102 115
Balls bowled 0 90
Wickets 1
Bowling average 82.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/0
Catches/stumpings 2/– 32/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

John William Guy (born 29 August 1934) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played 12 Tests for the national team between 1955 and 1961. He was born in Nelson and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Domestic career[edit]

Guy played for Northamptonshire (Northants) in the 1958 English cricket season.

In the early 1960s he worked for Shell.[1] Following the end of his cricket career, he became a national selector and was a representative for Newbury cricket bats. Guy developed the shoulderless Excalibur bat used by fellow New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns.[2][3]


  1. ^ NZ Cricketer Comes to Gisborne
  2. ^ Coverdale, Brydon. "The man behind Excalibur". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ [1] Eva, B. "Kiwi Cairns' six sixes in 1983", The Sunday Age, 3 February 2013, Sport section, p. 20.

External links[edit]

John Guy at ESPNcricinfo