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Full Name  Hedley John Howarth
Batting style  Left-handed
Spouse  Louise Reindler
Name  Hedley Howarth
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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

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.

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Domestic career

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Howarth was an orthodox left-arm bowler who made his first class debut in 1962.

International career

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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 .

Howarth was a part of the New Zealand national cricket team that played in the 1975 Cricket World Cup in England, making it to the tournament semi-finals.

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.

Death

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.

References

Hedley Howarth Wikipedia


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