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Batting style  Left-hand bat
Role  Cricket Player
Name  Eric Dempster

National side  New Zealand
Died  August 15, 2011
Eric Dempster

Bowling style  Slow left-arm orthodox

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Eric William Dempster, (25 January 1925 – 15 August 2011), was a New Zealand cricketer who played in five Tests from 1953 to 1954.


Domestic career

A left-arm spinner and useful lower-order batsman, Dempster played for Wellington from 1947-48 to 1960-61. His best first-class bowling figures of 5 for 46 came in the match against Orange Free State at Bloemfontein in 1953-54, and he scored his only century, 105, for Wellington against Canterbury at Wellington in 1956-57.

International career

He made his Test debut in the Second Test against South Africa in Auckland in 1952-53, and toured South Africa the following season, playing in four of the five Tests. His best performance in Tests was in the Fourth Test in 1953-54 in Johannesburg, when he made 21 not out batting at number eight in the first innings then, when New Zealand followed on, he opened and top-scored with 47 in the second innings.

After cricket

He became an umpire and officiated in several of Otago's home first-class and one-day matches from 1971-72 to 1979-80. He also umpired three One Day International matches in Dunedin and Christchurch between 1973-74 and 1975-76.

In the 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours, Dempster was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the disabled and cricket. He worked in Dunedin as the manager of the artificial limb service which was attached to Dunedin Hospital.

Dempster died in Dunedin on 15 August 2011, and his ashes were bured at Green Park Cemetery.


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