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Full name Brian Dunning
Born March 20, 1940, Warkworth, Auckland
Died February 16, 2008, Whangarei Hospital, Northland (aged 67 years 333 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|List A span||1971-1981|
Brian Dunning played for Northern Districts for 17 seasons as a top-order batsman, and although he made only three hundreds in 82 appearances for them, as a hard-hitting player he was an ever present. His best season was 1972-73 when he made 451 runs at 41.00 and was in the New Zealand side that won Australia's Coca-Cola Knockout Cup. After retiring as a player he continued as a selector and coach. For Northlands province he made his debut at 19 and played 159 times for the province scoring 7164 runs, including 18 centuries, and holding 93 catches - all Northland cricket records - before retiring at age 49. He also represented the province at hockey.
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