Kiwi veteran Walter Hadlee passes away

Published: Friday, September 29, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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runs in 117 matches at an average of 40.44 , including 18 centuries. He continued to play club cricket for 15 years.

He became deeply involved in the administration of the sport in New Zealand from 1950 to 1983, variously as a national selector, team manager, chairman and president of the national board.

Three of his five sons - Dayle, Barry and Richard - represented New Zealand, with Richard at one stage the world's leading wicket taker with 431 test scalps.

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