The New Zealand cricket-rugby XV


The New Zealand cricket staff defeated England within the second Take a look at to win a sequence in England for the primary time since 1999.

It’s a continuation of historic and commanding type, which has seen New Zealand rise to the highest of the Take a look at rankings.

Over a few pints with good bugger and sports activities tragic Ryan Grey at Petone’s Sprig and Fern, a greatest cricketers rugby XV has been produced. Debate was intense, particularly within the forwards, the place selections weren’t as apparent.

15. Don Clarke
The best purpose kicker on the planet from 1956 to 1964, the ‘Boot’ scored 207 factors in 31 Exams and helped the All Blacks conquer the ’56 Springboks and ’59 Lions. An impressive tempo bowler, he took 117 wickets at 21.14 for Northern Districts and Auckland and will have simply been picked for New Zealand.

An honourable point out for Brian McKechnie. The fullback and medium-pace bowler was a part of two of essentially the most controversial incidents in rugby and cricket historical past. In 1978 whereas enjoying for the All Blacks towards Wales at Cardiff Arms Park, he kicked the successful penalty towards the hosts after Andy Hayden dived out of the lineout. In 1981 he confronted the under-arm delivered by Australia’s Trevor Chappell on the MCG.

14. Jeff Wilson
An impressive All Black who scored 44 tries in 60 Exams, he made his worldwide cricket and rugby debuts in 1993. After committing completely to rugby he returned to cricket in 2005 and featured in New Zealand’s first ever Twenty20 worldwide towards Australia at Eden Park. Wilson was a bowling all-rounder.

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13. George Dickinson
A product of Otago Boys Excessive College, Dickinson performed within the first XV for 4 seasons between 1918 and 1921 and was a type of uncommon gamers who appeared for his nation earlier than his province. Aged solely 19 and in his first 12 months out of faculty, he performed for the South Island and was then chosen for the All Blacks’ quick tour of Australia. He performed in 4 of the seven matches in Australia, as soon as at inside centre, as soon as at standoff and twice at centre. A full of life tempo bowler and lower-order batsman, he performed three Exams and 39 first-class matches.

12. Walter Hadlee
He was captain of the legendary 1949 New Zealand cricket staff in England. A punishing batsman, he was later a selector and administrator of reputation and his son Sir Richard Hadlee is New Zealand’s best all-rounder. Walter additionally performed centre for Canterbury within the ’30s. An honourable point out for Alexander Dalziel Downes. He performed for Otago and the South Island within the Eighteen Eighties and was famous for his drop-kicking prowess. He took 311 first-class wickets at a value of 14.67.

11. Will Jordan
A gun cricketer at Christchurch Boys’ Excessive College, he received a nationwide title in 2014 and made 102 off 83 balls towards Palmerston North Boys’ Excessive College on the similar match a 12 months later. The All Black, Crusaders and Tasman wing confirmed he hadn’t misplaced his batting contact within the 2021 Group Rugby versus Group Cricket exhibition, belting 49 off 29 balls for Group Rugby.

10. Brendon McCullum
In 1999 McCullum beat Daniel Carter right into a South Island Below-18 rep facet and took a well-known intercept to assist King’s Excessive College defeat Otago Boys’ Excessive College on Littlebourne. Rugby was a sensible profession selection for him. Honourable mentions for Chris Cairns and Geoff Allott, two champion cricketers of the ’90s who had been superb age-group rugby gamers in Christchurch.

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9. Eric Tindall
The Wellington legend who handed away in 2014 aged 99 was an apparent selection. He stays the one man to play in and umpire a rugby and cricket Take a look at. An honourable point out for Martin Donnelly, a fellow New Zealand Sports activities Corridor of Fame member. The primary Kiwi batsman to make a double century at Lord’s in 1949 averaged 52 in Take a look at cricket and performed rugby for Canterbury and England towards Eire in 1947.

8. Invoice Carson
A army cross winner who died at sea throughout WWII in 1943, Carson was a flanker who toured Australia with the 1938 All Blacks. Higher generally known as a cricketer, he was an impressive all-rounder who toured England in 1937 and in simply his second innings of first-class cricket scored 290 for Auckland towards Otago at Carisbrook, as a part of a 445-run partnership with Paul Whitelaw. The pair created a world file for the third wicket in first-class cricket.

7. Brendon Bracewell
The off-spin bowler performed six Exams for New Zealand from 1978 to 1985 and took 194 first-class wickets at a median of 29. A product of Tauranga Boys’ Faculty, he was additionally a tough-tackling flanker who performed flanker for King Nation. His son Doug Bracewell performed cricket for New Zealand as did youthful brother John.

6. John Burt
He represented Otago at a provincial degree, enjoying 11 matches between 1896 and 1901. He performed for the All Blacks towards Wellington in 1901 and later was a gap batsman for Otago.

5. Kyle Jamieson
He fetched $2.86 million within the IPL public sale after a shocking begin to his Take a look at profession, taking 39 wickets in sevens Exams at 15. He performed rugby league as a junior however standing six foot eight and weighing 96 kilograms, he has the pure attributes to be an incredible lineout ahead, and within the custom of dramatic New Zealand sporting choices there has all the time acquired to be a bolter.

Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand.

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4. Ali Williams
The brave and cheeky All Blacks lock performed 77 Exams and in 2005 when the British and Irish Lions had been thrashed 3-0 he was arguably the perfect lock on the planet. A product of King’s Faculty he was a daily Auckland age-group consultant and has featured within the Group Rugby versus Group Cricket exhibitions.

3. Rod Latham
A Canterbury fullback in 33 video games from 1980 to 1985, his later rounder form as a hard-hitting New Zealand all-rounder makes him ideally suited to anchor the scrum. Latham was part of the groundbreaking 1992 New Zealand one-day cricket World Cup staff.

2. Ron Hemi
He performed 16 Exams for the All Blacks between 1953 and 1959 and was part of the Waikato staff that beat the ’56 Springboks. Like a fourth free ahead, he additionally performed first-class cricket for Auckland.

1. Wilson Whineray
The legendary All Blacks captain and prop from 1957 to 1965 was the top prefect at Auckland Grammar College in 1951 and in addition a member of their first XI that received the Auckland Secondary Colleges championship. A contender all through his life for Governor Common, there may be little cause to not embrace the knighthood.

Coach: Ian Colquhoun
An All Blacks trialist in 1947, ‘Coke’ was a New Zealand and Central Districts wicketkeeper who coached the champion Palmerston North Boys’ Excessive College first XV from 1958 to 1983. Palmerston North produced internationals like Bob Burgess and Emosi Koloto.


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