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Merv Wallace – The Under-rated Cricketer

Merv Wallace should have been one of the greatest names in New Zealand's cricket history. That he wasn't largely because of the whims of selectors. Considered by many contemporaries to be one of the best New Zealand batsmen of...
New Zealand opening batsmen, WA (Walter Arnold) Hadlee, and JL (John Lambert) Kerr, seen here walking out to bat at the Scarborough Cricket Festival in 1937

Walter Hadlee – The Father of Sir Richard Hadlee

Walter Hadlee is known for his contribution to New Zealand cricket and is regarded as a cricketing legend in the country. For almost three-quarters of a century, Walter Hadlee was at the forefront of New Zealand cricket as a...
Richard Hadlee vs Kapil Dev

Richard Hadlee vs Kapil Dev

Richard Hadlee vs Kapil Dev: Both are brilliant cricketers in their own day. It's difficult to compare. But a few points may give us a better idea of their caliber. Here is Richard Hadlee Stamina: It’s really difficult to fault. When...
Dad Weir - One of World's Oldest Test Cricketer

Dad Weir – One of World’s Oldest Test Cricketer

One of the world's oldest Test cricketer dies in Auckland Gordon Lindsay's Dad' Weir, who was the world's oldest surviving Test cricketer at 95 years and 151 days, died on October 31, 2003, in Auckland after being in declining...
Bevan Congdon was one of the most influential cricket players of his generation.

Bevan Congdon – The Forgotten Cricketing Legend Who Inspired a Generation

Bevan Congdon was one of the most influential cricket players of his generation. He was known for his graceful batting style and his ability to inspire others on the field. After a successful career playing for New Zealand, Congdon...
ert Sutcliffe the left-handed batsman who enchanted a generation of New Zealanders with his graceful stroke play in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Bert Sutcliffe – New Zealand Graceful Stroke Player

Former New Zealand Test batsman Bert Sutcliffe amassed a total of 2,627 runs on a 1949 tour of England. The left-hander enchanted a generation of New Zealanders with his graceful stroke play in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. At...
Geoff Howarth at gully to secure New Zealand's first Test win against England at Basin Reserve in 1978 - Robert Anderson celebrates as well - the bowler, inevitably, was Sir Paddles whose match haul was the symmetrical 10 for 100

Geoff Howarth — A Classics Player in the Barry Richards Mould

Geoff Howarth captaincy was the making of him. In 1969, at the age of 18, Geoff Howarth arrived in England to join the Surrey staff. The younger brother of the New Zealand left-arm spinner, Hedley Howarth, was a batsman...
it says a lot for how good and effective Richard Hadlee was? That comparison as a fast bowler was not as fast as either but that did not greatly matter.

How Good And Effective Richard Hadlee Was?

Well, to be honest, it says a lot about how good and effective Richard Hadlee was. That he bore fair comparison as a fast bowler with first Dennis Lillee and Michael Holding in the late 1970s. And the early...
The toe-crushing yorkers he threw at the world's best batsmen were a specialty; Ricky Ponting was bowled out by Bond in all six ODIs they played.

Shane Bond – The Best Kiwis Fast Bowler after Richard Hadlee

Description Shane Bond was born in Christchurch on 7 June 1975. A former New Zealand coach and bowling coach of the Mumbai Indians, described as the "best fast bowler New Zealand has produced since Sir Richard Hadlee". Besides representing New...
Mark Greatbatch - The Star of New Zealand Cricket

Mark Greatbatch – The Star of New Zealand Cricket

Mark Greatbatch was born in Auckland on December 11, 1963. He played international cricket for New Zealand. In 41 Test matches for New Zealand, he scored more than 2,000 runs. As one of the first openers to attack the...

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Frank Worrell – The Man Who United West Indies Cricket

If cricket in the West Indies was ever united, it was thanks to Frank Worrell’s captaincy. He only led the Test team in three...

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