New Zealand Cricket in History (Part 2)

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  • 1949-10-10 Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (43 Tests, 130 wickets; 78 ODIs, 89 wickets), born in Picton, New Zealand
  • 1950-07-03 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (43 Tests, 123 wickets; 114 ODIs, 140 wickets; Wellington), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1951-02-21 John Parker, New Zealand cricket batsman (36 Tests, 3 x 100s; 24 ODIs; Worcestershire CCC, Northern Districts CA), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1951-03-29 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as captain, 6 x 100s, HS 147; Surrey CCC, Auckland CA, Northern Districts CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Richard HadleeRichard Hadlee (71 years old)

1951-07-03 New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets, 2 x 100, HS 151no; Canterbury, Nottinghamshire), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

  • 1952-03-19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1952-10-03 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country
  • 1954-06-21 Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1954-07-05 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • 1954-11-18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1955-03-31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests @ 29.57), born in Wellington, NZ
  • 1955-05-27 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests, 3 x 50; Central Districts), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1956-03-03 John F Reid, New Zealand cricket batsman (19 Tests, 1296 runs @ 46.28, 6 x 100s), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (63 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 173, 176 dismissals; Central Districts, Auckland) and broadcaster (Sky Sports, SEN), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1957-07-14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1958-04-15 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1958-10-25 Dipak Patel, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (37 Tests, 5 x 50s, 75 wickets; 75 ODIs; Worcestershire CCC, Auckland CA), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1959-05-09 Andrew Jones, New Zealand cricket batsman (39 Tests @ 44.27, 87 ODIs), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1961-06-12 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1961-08-12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1962-02-17 Tony Blain, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 21 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Central Districts CA, Canterbury CA), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1962-03-18 Trevor Franklin, New Zealand cricket batsman (21 Tests, 1 x 100; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962-08-05 Richard De Groen, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium pacer), born in Otorohonga, New Zealand

Martin CroweMartin Crowe (1962-2016)

1962-09-22 New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland

  • 1962-09-27 Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (8 Tests, 24 wickets; 121 ODIs, 113 wickets; chairman selectors), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1963-04-11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricket umpire (84 Tests, 200 ODIs, 24 T20Is), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1963-12-11 Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricket batsman (41 Tests, 3 x 100, HS 146no; 84 ODIs, 2 x 100; Auckland, Central Districts), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1964-11-03 Bryan Young, New Zealand cricket batsman (35 Tests, top score 267; 74 ODIs), born in Whangarei, Northland
  • 1965-08-31 Willie Watson, New Zealand cricket pace bowler, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1965-10-26 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1966-02-03 Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (48 Tests, 160 wickets; 96 ODIs, 126 wickets) and broadcaster (TVNZ, Sky Sports, Radio Sport), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1966-10-22 Blair Hartland, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests, 1 x 50s; 16 ODIs 2 x 50s; Canterbury), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1966-11-07 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 1967-08-30 Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand all-rounder), born in Hereford, England
  • 1967-09-04 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1968-01-26 Chris Pringle, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 30 wickets, BB 7/52; 64 ODIs, 103 wickets; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1968-11-03 Lee Germon, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper and captain (12 Tests, 29 dismissals; 37 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1969-01-27 Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
  • 1970-06-13 Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder), born in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 1971-01-23 Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-06-15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricket batsman (81 Tests, 11 x 100s, TS 222; 223 ODIs, 16 x 100s; Canterbury), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971-11-20 Dion Nash, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (32 Tests, 93 wickets; 81 ODIs, 64 wickets), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-11-30 Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1972-06-03 Robert Kennedy, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (NZ 4 Tests), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • 1972-09-26 Mark Haslam, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992), born in Bury, United Kingdom
  • 1973-04-01 Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket batsman and captain (111 Tests; 7,172 @ 40.06; 280 ODIs), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1974-08-27 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1975-01-15 Greg Loveridge, New Zealand cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1975-07-17 Andre Adams, New Zealand cricketer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1975-08-03 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper-batsman (37 ODIs, 19 dismissals), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976-09-13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (55 Tests; 197 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1978-11-11 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer, born in Warkworth, New Zealand
  • 1979-01-27 Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980-04-25 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 1980-11-07 James Franklin, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (31 Tests, 1 x 100, 82 wickets; 110 ODIs; Wellington CA, Gloucestershire CCC, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1981-09-27 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1985-07-09 BJ Watling, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (79 Tests, 8 x 100s, 275 dismissals, TS 205; Northern Districts, Durham CCC, Lancashire CCC), born in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
  • 1988-10-21 Ajaz Patel, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (10-119 v India 2021; one of 3 to take 10 wickets in Test innings), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1988-12-11 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 1991-07-08 Devon Conway, New Zealand cricket batsman (7th batsman in history to score a double century on Test debut; 200 v England 2021), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Deaths in Sport