|Full Name Hedley John Howarth|
Batting style Left-handed
Spouse Louise Reindler
Name Hedley Howarth
Born (1943-12-25)25 December 1943
Birth Place Grey Lynn, New Zealand
Relations Geoff Howarth (brother)
Died November 7, 2008, Auckland, New Zealand
Siblings Geoff HowarthNational team New Zealand
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Premier Cricket - Takapuna v Grafton 9 Dec 2012
Hedley John Howarth (25 December 1943 – 7 November 2008) was an international cricketer who played 30 Tests and nine One Day Internationals for New Zealand. The elder brother of Geoff Howarth, former New Zealand captain, he was born and died in Auckland.
- Premier Cricket Takapuna v Grafton 9 Dec 2012
- Premier Men Suburbs New Lynn v Howick Pakuranga
- Domestic career
- International career
Premier Men: Suburbs New Lynn v Howick Pakuranga
Howarth was an orthodox left-arm bowler who made his first class debut in 1962.
Between the years 1969 and 1977, Howarth played 30 tests for New Zealand, capturing a total 86 wickets at an average of 36.95. Justin Vaughan chief executive of New Zealand Cricket credited Howarth with playing a significant role in New Zealand's international cricket history, crediting Howarth's "five-wicket bag against India at Nagpur in 1969 was a match winner that helped give New Zealand its first ever test win on the sub-continent". India were chasing 277 in the fourth innings but it was Howarth's 5 for 34 that gave New Zealand the lead, highlighted by a catch off his own bowling, ending a 167-run win. Howarths's other five-wicket haul was in a Test against the Pakistan national cricket team in Karachi, when he picked up 5 for 80 .
March 1977 marked his retirement from Test cricket. After retiring, Howarth devoted his time to his family's fishing business, Kia Ora Fisheries, later Kia Ora Seafoods.
Howarth died at age 64 on 7 November 2008. A cause of death was not initially disclosed, though Howarth had been battling cancer for some time.