Full name Brian Frederick Hastings
Born March 23, 1940, Island Bay, Wellington
Current age 75 years 130 days
Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Central Districts, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 27-Mar 3, 1969 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Jan 24-28, 1976 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1957/58 - 1976/77|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1975/76|
|Test debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong, Jan 16-18, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 13, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jan 25, 2002 scorecard|
Strongly built and prematurely bald, Brian Hastings was a delightful timer of the ball, quick to take any opportunity to cut or hook, or to clip fast-medium bowling off his legs. A superb gully, he started with Wellington at 17, and was New Zealand's regular No. 4 in the early 1970s. Yet it took him a long time to convince the selectors of his ability - it was 11 years before he stepped up to international cricket. A consistent contributor, Hastings shared in a Test-record last-wicket stand of 151 with Richard Collinge against Pakistan at Auckland in 1972-73. He later became an international match referee. Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).
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