New Zealand Cricket in History

International Teams: Australian Cricket - English Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 1955-03-28 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
  • 1973-06-12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • 1974-03-01 Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
  • 1990-02-22 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1902-07-03 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
  • 1906-02-27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • 1910-08-11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1910-12-28 John Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s)
  • 1913-08-29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • 1915-03-28 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • 1916-07-31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • 1919-11-06 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1921-11-06 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's), born in Gore, Southland, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1922-03-13 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's), born in Rangiora, New Zealand (d. 1997)
  • 1923-03-31 Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)
  • 1924-08-28 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 1929-05-02 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • 1929-11-08 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • 1930-07-25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1930-08-30 Noel Harford, Winston New Zealand, NZ cricketer
  • 1936-04-23 John D'Arcy, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour), born in Christchurch New Zealand
  • 1936-05-30 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1937-03-11 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1938-07-24 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1941-05-07 Grahame Bilby, New Zealand cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1943-04-22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1944-07-29 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 1944-11-16 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1944-12-29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • 1945-04-04 Bryan Andrews, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1946-04-02 Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1947-05-06 Andy Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1950-07-03 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • 1951-02-21 John Parker, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1951-03-29 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain early 80's), born in Auckland

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

1951-07-03 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1952-03-19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1954-07-05 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
  • 1954-11-18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1955-03-31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1957-07-14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1958-04-15 John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • 1961-08-12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer

Person of interestMartin Crowe

1962-09-22 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1963-04-11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricket umpire, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1965-10-26 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1967-09-04 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968-01-29 Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
  • 1969-01-27 Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
  • 1971-06-15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • 1974-08-27 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1975-07-17 Andre Adams, Former New Zealand Cricketer
  • 1975-08-03 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1976-09-13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1978-11-11 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1979-01-27 Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980-04-25 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980-11-07 James Franklin, New Zealand Cricket player
  • 1981-09-27 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1988-12-11 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1972-12-11 John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies at 67
  • 1973-01-24 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), dies at 53
  • 1982-12-18 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1985-07-31 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55
  • 2006-01-19 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's), dies at 84
  • 2006-06-15 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 2006-09-29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)
  • 2007-04-29 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • 2007-11-21 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2014-08-10 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), dies at 85

Person of interestMartin Crowe

2016-03-03 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe