Geoff Pullar

Cricket Player

1935 –

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Who is Geoff Pullar?

Geoffrey Pullar was an English cricketer, who played for Lancashire, Gloucestershire and in twenty eight Tests for England.

His affectionate nickname was 'Noddy', as, once he was out, he was known to sleep often in the dressing room whilst the rest of the team took their turn at the crease.

He was, however, a skilled batsman, rarely lifting the ball off the surface while driving elegantly and adept at accumulating by flicking the ball off his toes towards fine leg. Preferring to play off the front foot, Pullar was also a good puller of the ball and could crack a square cut. In his younger days he had been compared to Charlie Hallows and Eddie Paynter, two of Lancashire's crowd pleasing greats - he had the artistry of the former and the pugnacious aggression and watchful determination of the latter. Unlike most left-handers, Pullar was rarely guilty of flashing outside the off stump and showed excellent judgement.

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Born
Aug 1, 1935
Swinton
Nationality
  • England

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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