October 4, 2013

Which New Zealand cricketers would you immortalise in statues?

The burning question stays incomplete just so you can ponder over it for a week
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The burning question stays incomplete just so you can ponder over it for a week

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  • 4test90 on October 7, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Vaughn Brown - for denying Richard Hadlee 10 wkts in an innings in Brisbane in 1985 - and also Stephen Boock and John Bracewell for putting on 124 for the 10th wicket in Sydney in the same series. Oh - and of course Brian McKechnie throwing his bat away after the underarm.

  • on October 5, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    I would immortalize Mark Greatbatch in stone.....if they could find enough stone to build a statue of him of course.....

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    Fleming and Cris Crains...best allrounder NZ has produced ever

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Bond. Shane Bond. I don't think I have enjoyed fast bowling as much ever since he retired. Pace, swing, accuracy. He was perhaps the only bowler that instilled fear amongst an Australian side that seemed unbeatable in the 2000s.

  • PadMarley on October 5, 2013, 9:45 GMT

    Fleming has the highest career runs for NZ, and he is the 41st in the world [Are you sure that's a good enough position to be immortalized?], Vetorri is the 17th highest wicket take ... bit closer than Fleming I suppose. Hadlee is 7th ever, and had been holding number 1 for a while during his time, and even after he retired till Kapil Dev dragged himself to that record. Hadlee had been up there and made the rest of the world talk about Kiwi cricket.

  • on October 5, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming!

  • on October 5, 2013, 3:16 GMT

    Adam Parore -best and most shapely wicket keeper

  • on October 5, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Groff Allott.. the bowler of 99 world cup. (no offense warney)

  • on October 4, 2013, 22:22 GMT

    Glenn Turner, Richard Hadlee, Martin Crowe, Stephen Fleming for his good batting and brilliant captaincy. Perhaps Daniel Vettori, Jack Cowie, Shane Bond, Stewie Dempster and Martin Donnelly as well?

  • on October 4, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Mark Richardson - in the famous cramps pose

  • 4test90 on October 7, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Vaughn Brown - for denying Richard Hadlee 10 wkts in an innings in Brisbane in 1985 - and also Stephen Boock and John Bracewell for putting on 124 for the 10th wicket in Sydney in the same series. Oh - and of course Brian McKechnie throwing his bat away after the underarm.

  • on October 5, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    I would immortalize Mark Greatbatch in stone.....if they could find enough stone to build a statue of him of course.....

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    Fleming and Cris Crains...best allrounder NZ has produced ever

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Bond. Shane Bond. I don't think I have enjoyed fast bowling as much ever since he retired. Pace, swing, accuracy. He was perhaps the only bowler that instilled fear amongst an Australian side that seemed unbeatable in the 2000s.

  • PadMarley on October 5, 2013, 9:45 GMT

    Fleming has the highest career runs for NZ, and he is the 41st in the world [Are you sure that's a good enough position to be immortalized?], Vetorri is the 17th highest wicket take ... bit closer than Fleming I suppose. Hadlee is 7th ever, and had been holding number 1 for a while during his time, and even after he retired till Kapil Dev dragged himself to that record. Hadlee had been up there and made the rest of the world talk about Kiwi cricket.

  • on October 5, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming!

  • on October 5, 2013, 3:16 GMT

    Adam Parore -best and most shapely wicket keeper

  • on October 5, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Groff Allott.. the bowler of 99 world cup. (no offense warney)

  • on October 4, 2013, 22:22 GMT

    Glenn Turner, Richard Hadlee, Martin Crowe, Stephen Fleming for his good batting and brilliant captaincy. Perhaps Daniel Vettori, Jack Cowie, Shane Bond, Stewie Dempster and Martin Donnelly as well?

  • on October 4, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    Mark Richardson - in the famous cramps pose

  • CricketChat on October 4, 2013, 16:43 GMT

    One and only one. Richard Hadlee.

  • ball_boy on October 4, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    New Zealand all time XI -S Fleming,N Astle,Martin Crowe,G Turner,B Suttcliffe,B Cullum,Craig Mac Millan,D Vettori,R Hadlee,S Bond[5 Batsman 1 Wk/Batsman ,1 awesome spinner/handy batsman 1 allrounder, 2 great bowlers,And lastly ny favourite for one days-G Larsen,for tests-T Southee/M Clenagahn

  • on October 4, 2013, 15:46 GMT

    Hamish Marshall circa the first ever T20 match. That afro was worth preserving.

  • on October 4, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    everyone forgot Nathan Astle..... hello??

  • on October 4, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    Chris Martin or Jesse Ryder. They're not Hadlee, but they're legends in their own ways.

  • D-Ascendant on October 4, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    Without a doubt, Craig McMillan... the ultimate Kiwi battler.

    And maybe a mailbox dedicated to Gavin "The Postman" Larsen... Always delivered!

  • RogerC on October 4, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    Glenn Turner and Martin Crowe - Best Batsmen. Richard Hadlee - Best Bowler. Geoff Howarth and Stephen Fleming - Best Captains.

  • matru27 on October 4, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    chris cairns - outstanding allrounder .Miss him

  • on October 4, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Martin Donnelly, Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid.

  • vinjoy on October 4, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    Tough choice from Hadlee, Crowe, Fleming, Vettori. In a team sport, character outweighs skills, so I will narrow down to Fleming.

  • on October 4, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    John Reid, Sutcliffe, Congdon, Richard Hadlee, Fleming, Vettori and Martin Crowe .

  • kiwicricketnut on October 4, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    bert sutcliffe would be up there, obviously hadlee, maybe crowe, i'd actually like to see fleming get some brass, he was the greatest captain in world cricket in his era, his tactics ambushed the aussies and nearly derailed them when they were invincable, his innings in the world cup to knock out south africa was the best nz odi innings of all time in my opinion, we won a champions trophy under his reign, still the only silverware we have ever won. sure he never converted half centuries into centuries but he was the brains behind most of our wins and we actually owe fleming alot for dragging the black caps off the bottom of the rankings, all the way up to second at one stage, its no coincidence since he left the black caps have headed back down to the bottom of the rankings. give fleming a statue.

  • on October 4, 2013, 5:13 GMT

    Sir Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori. As an afterthought I would also add their best ever batsman Martin Crowe.

  • CantFindMyScreenName on October 4, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    Ewen Chatfield. Batting, performing that perfect defensive prod that somehow managed to cover the stumps, but miraculously manage to not edge the ball.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on October 4, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    hadlee is the only one. No doubt abt that.

  • SidNZ on October 4, 2013, 3:10 GMT

    Sir Richard Hadlee & Shane Bond would be top of the list of kiwis worthy of monuments dedicated to them. Ross Taylor & Kane Williamson have the potential to be greats.

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  • SidNZ on October 4, 2013, 3:10 GMT

    Sir Richard Hadlee & Shane Bond would be top of the list of kiwis worthy of monuments dedicated to them. Ross Taylor & Kane Williamson have the potential to be greats.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on October 4, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    hadlee is the only one. No doubt abt that.

  • CantFindMyScreenName on October 4, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    Ewen Chatfield. Batting, performing that perfect defensive prod that somehow managed to cover the stumps, but miraculously manage to not edge the ball.

  • on October 4, 2013, 5:13 GMT

    Sir Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori. As an afterthought I would also add their best ever batsman Martin Crowe.

  • kiwicricketnut on October 4, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    bert sutcliffe would be up there, obviously hadlee, maybe crowe, i'd actually like to see fleming get some brass, he was the greatest captain in world cricket in his era, his tactics ambushed the aussies and nearly derailed them when they were invincable, his innings in the world cup to knock out south africa was the best nz odi innings of all time in my opinion, we won a champions trophy under his reign, still the only silverware we have ever won. sure he never converted half centuries into centuries but he was the brains behind most of our wins and we actually owe fleming alot for dragging the black caps off the bottom of the rankings, all the way up to second at one stage, its no coincidence since he left the black caps have headed back down to the bottom of the rankings. give fleming a statue.

  • on October 4, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    John Reid, Sutcliffe, Congdon, Richard Hadlee, Fleming, Vettori and Martin Crowe .

  • vinjoy on October 4, 2013, 9:12 GMT

    Tough choice from Hadlee, Crowe, Fleming, Vettori. In a team sport, character outweighs skills, so I will narrow down to Fleming.

  • on October 4, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Martin Donnelly, Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid.

  • matru27 on October 4, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    chris cairns - outstanding allrounder .Miss him

  • RogerC on October 4, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    Glenn Turner and Martin Crowe - Best Batsmen. Richard Hadlee - Best Bowler. Geoff Howarth and Stephen Fleming - Best Captains.