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Richard Hadlee

Cricketer Richard Hadlee

Profession: Cricketer

New Zealand
New Zealand

Biography: Regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history.

Born: July 3, 1951
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Age: 70 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1973-02-02 Test debut of champion New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee; drawn 1st Test v Pakistan, Wellington
  • 1976-02-17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 New Zealand v India, his 1st match-winning spell
  • 1980-02-12 Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117
  • 1980-02-26 New Zealand cricket captain Geoff Howarth 147 and Richard Hadlee 103 hold off West Indies pace quartet of Roberts, Garner, Holding and Croft during famous 2nd Test draw at Christchurch
  • 1985-11-09 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba
  • 1985-11-12 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane
  • 1987-04-21 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
  • 1990-02-04 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
  • 1990-07-09 New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston to end Test career with 431 wickets
  • 1990-07-10 Final day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee as New Zealand go down by 114 runs in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston
  • 1994-01-30 Kapil Dev takes 2/41 as India beats Sri Lanka by an innings and 95 runs in 2nd Cricket Test in Bengaluru; equals Sir Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wickets

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