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Daniel Reese
Inducted in 1997
Regarded as the father of cricket in New Zealand, he was the first truly international cricketer to be produced by New Zealand.
Sporting Category:
  • Cricket
Reese played for New Zealand from 1899 to 1914 and captained the side for nine of those years.

A left-hand batsman, he scored 755 runs and took 22 wickets with his slow-medium left-arm deliveries.

He also played in Melbourne and in England for W G Grace’s London County team and Essex.

He was a national selector for several years and for 30 years was a member of the Cricket Council, being at various times chairman, president and a life member.

He was the driving force behind the New Zealand teams to England in 1927 and 1931.

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Bryan Williams

(1950 -)

Whatever else Bryan Williams achieved in rugby – and he achieved much – the blaze of publicity he gained as a 19-year-old on the All Blacks’ tour of South Africa in 1970 never quite left him.
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