Don Cleverley      

Full name Donald Charles Cleverley

Born December 23, 1909, Oamaru, Otago

Died February 16, 2004, Southport, Queensland (aged 94 years 55 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 3 19 10* 19.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 30 43 13 159 16* 5.30 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 222 130 0 - - - 3.51 - 0 0 0
First-class 30 6805 2879 99 8/75 29.08 2.53 68.7 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Christchurch, Feb 27-Mar 1, 1932 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930-1953
Profile

Don Cleverley, a right-arm fast-medium bowler who was able to extract surprisingly lift, played two Tests for New Zealand, the first in 1931-32 against South Africa, and the second 14 years later in the one-off match against Australia at Wellington in 1945-46. He had no real success in either match. Cleverley represented Auckland for 21 seasons from 1930-31, ending his career with one season at Central Districts by which time he was 43. He was also a national amateur boxing champion. At the time of his death he was the oldest living Test cricketer.
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