New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Jack Cowie (1912 - 1994)

Known as “The Bull”, Cowie was New Zealand’s first great test bowler and ranked with the world’s best.

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Martin Crowe (1962 - 2016)

New Zealand has produced some fine batsmen, among them Bert Sutcliffe, Martin Donnelly and Stewie Dempster, but knowledgeable judges rate Martin Crowe the best of them all.

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Stewie Dempster (1903 - 1974)

To look for the quality of Stewie Dempster as a test batsman, it's only necessary to look at the alltime best averages.

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Martin Donnelly (1917 - 1999)

He was said to have everything as a test batsman — style and grace, confidence and determination, success and modesty.

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Richard Hadlee (1951 - )

It was no coincidence that when Sir Richard Hadlee was making his mark on the cricket fields of the world, so was New Zealand; that the national team’s days in the sun were in large part because of his efforts.

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Walter Hadlee (1915 - 2006)

Walter Hadlee’s name is linked inextricably to New Zealand cricket for many reasons.

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Tom Lowry (1898 - 1976)

Lowry was one of the dominant figures of New Zealand cricket in its formative test years.

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Dick Motz (1940 - 2007)

Motz, a big man in stature and reputation, was the first New Zealander to take 100 test wickets.

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Daniel Reese (1879 - 1953)

Regarded as the father of cricket in New Zealand, he was the first truly international cricketer to be produced by New Zealand.

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John Reid (1928 - )

A batsman, a bowler and sometimes a wicketkeeper, Reid could lay claim with Sir Richard Hadlee to being New Zealand cricket’s greatest allrounder.

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Ian Smith (1957 - )

Ian Smith, known to his teammates as “Stockley” after one of his given names, was one of the key contributors in a New Zealand cricket golden era in the 1980s.

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Bert Sutcliffe (1923 - 2001)

Bert Sutcliffe was regarded, with the Australian Neil Harvey, as the best left-handed batsman of his generation.

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Eric Tindill (1910 - 2010)

There wasn’t much in sport that Eric Tindill didn’t or couldn’t do. Mostly a halfback but sometimes a first five-eighth, he played 17 times for the All Blacks between 1935 and 1938.

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Glenn Turner (1947 - )

In the West Indies in 1972, Glenn Turner was such a prolific scorer (two successive innings of 259 in Georgetown), the crowds dubbed him “Mistah Runs”.

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