Ray Emery (cricketer)

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Ray Emery
Personal information
Full nameRaymond William George Emery
Born(1915-03-28)28 March 1915
Auckland, New Zealand
Died18 December 1982(1982-12-18) (aged 67)
Auckland, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 55)8 February 1952 v West Indies
Last Test15 February 1952 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 24
Runs scored 46 1177
Batting average 11.50 29.42
100s/50s 0/0 3/5
Top score 28 123
Balls bowled 46 1790
Wickets 2 22
Bowling average 26.00 34.27
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/52 4/41
Catches/stumpings 0/- 10/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Raymond William George Emery (28 March 1915 in Auckland – 18 December 1982 in Auckland) played two Tests for New Zealand in 1952.

Domestic career[edit]

Ray Emery played one match for Auckland in 1936-37, he served in Britain with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

He played nine matches for Auckland from 1943-44 to 1947-48 without establishing himself in the side. Batting in the middle order, he scored 110 against Otago in 1945-46, and 123 against Wellington in 1946-47, but those were the only innings in which he reached 30.

He transferred to Canterbury for 1950-51, making 240 runs at 30.00 in the Plunket Shield, including 110 against Wellington when he opened the batting for the first time and played the decisive innings in a low-scoring match. In 1951-52, still opening the batting, he made 433 runs at 72.16 in the Plunket Shield, with four 50s, and topped the national averages.[1] He and Gordon Leggat (346 runs at 57.66) formed a strong opening pair that helped Canterbury win the Plunket Shield.

International career[edit]

Although he was nearly 37, he was selected for both Tests against the touring West Indies at the end of the 1951-52 season, he made 28 in an opening partnership of 44 with Geoff Rabone in the second innings of the First Test,[2] and took the wickets of Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott with his medium-pace bowling in the Second Test (2 for 52 off 46 balls),[3] but otherwise had little impact.

In the next two seasons he played four matches and scored only 80 runs; that was the end of his first-class career.

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