RP Bird

Name: Bird, Ronald P
Date of Birth: 21 June 1942
Career: 1959/60 - 1976/77
Teams: Collingwood
Matches: 191
Batting Style: LHB
Bowling Style: LAOS
Ron Bird and Jack Ryder

The Magpie all-rounder created history by becoming the inaugural Ryder Medallist in 1972/73. Bird was a handy left-hand bat and orthodox left-arm spinner over 18 seasons for Collingwood, taking over as skipper when Keith Stackpole left the club to captain/coach the Blues after the 1973/74 season. Bird played in 4 VCA Finals, playing in the Magpies' 1970/71 and 1974/75 premiership teams.

In his Ryder Medal win, Bird (31 votes) won narrowly from Bob Cowper and Ken Eastwood (each 30).

Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
220 22 4388 22.16 113* 24 4

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
4004 144 18.79 4/12      68