Geoffrey Pullar was an English cricketer, who played for Lancashire and Gloucestershire and in 28 Tests for England. His affectionate nickname was 'Noddy', not, as often said, because, once he was out, he was known to sleep often in the dressing room, but because he was once discovered watching the children's programme there. He was, in any case, 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.
|Full name:||Geoffrey Pullar|
|Born:||Aug 1, 1935, Swinton, Lancashire, England|
|Died:||Dec 25, 2014|
About Geoff Pullar
Former left-handed batsman for England, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1960, known as a particularly skilled and crowd-pleasing batsman.
He was named Young Cricketer of the Year in 1959 by the Cricket Writers' Association coming out of Werneth Cricket Club.
He also won a cap for England in table tennis.
His parents' moved to Oldham in 1953 was the catalyst for his passion for cricket.
He and David Gower were both named as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year while playing for England.
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