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Former NZ player, coach Bob Cunis dead at 67

Published: Sunday, August 10, 2008, 14:13 [IST]
 
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Wellington: Bob Cunis, who played 20 tests for New Zealand as a fast bowler and later coached his national team, died on Saturday aged 67.

The cause of his death was not immediately available.

Cunis was a stocky and big-hearted fast bowler who took 51 wickets at an average of 37 in a test career that stretched from 1964 to 1972. He claimed only one five-wicket bag but was frequently the workhorse of the New Zealand bowling attack.

Cunis claimed 386 wickets in a 17-year first-class career and went on to coach New Zealand from 1987 to 1990.

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