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Walter Hadlee      

Full name Walter Arnold Hadlee

Born June 4, 1915, Lincoln, Canterbury

Died September 29, 2006, Windermere Home, Christchurch (aged 91 years 117 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Administrator

Education Christchurch BoysÂ’ High School

Relation Son - BG Hadlee, Son - DR Hadlee, Son - Sir RJ Hadlee

Walter Arnold Hadlee
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 1 543 116 30.16 1 2 0 6 0
First-class 117 203 17 7523 198 40.44 18 31 70 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 117 632 293 6 3/14 48.83 2.78 105.3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1937 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 24-28, 1951 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933-1952
Profile

Aa Walter Hadlee was complimented in 1969 on his son Dayle being the first of his lads to be picked by New Zealand, Walter said, with deep feeling: "They got the wrong Hadlee." Dayle's brother Barry was a tall, fluent batsman promising to develop along his father's classical lines, Dayle not yet so accomplished as a fast bowler. Richard was only 18 - his debut would come four years later. That comment came hauntingly back when Walter Hadlee, aged 91 and 75 years captivated by cricket, breathed his last in his beloved Christchurch.

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Apr 21, 2003

Former New Zealand captain and Canterbury player Walter Hadlee (left) chats with members of the winning St Albans third grade women's team after they received their trophy. Canterbury Cricket Association Awards 2002/03 at the Canterbury Horticultural Society Hall at Christchurch, 10 April 2003.

Walter Hadlee chats with members of the winning St Albans third grade women's team. Canterbury Cricket Association Awards 2002/03 at Christchurch, 10 Apr 2003

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Nov 2, 2001

2 Nov 2001: Allan Border, Martin Crowe, Bill Brown, Walter Hadlee,Jeremy Coney and Glenn Turner pose for a photo together at the Captains luncheon to celebrate 55 years of Australia v New Zealand cricket at the Sheraton Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Allan Border and Bill Brown are former captains of Australia and Martin Crowe, Walter Hadley, Jeremy Coney and Glenn Turner are former captains of New Zealand.

Former Australian and New Zealand captains at the Captains Luncheon, 2001/02

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2001

2 Nov 2001: Walter Hadlee of New Zealand and Bill Brown of Australia chat together at the Captains luncheon to celebrate 55 years of Australia v New Zealand cricket at the Sheraton Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. They both captained their countries in the first Australia v New Zealand test match in 1945-46.

Walter Hadlee and Bill Brown chat, November 2001

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Notes

Awarded OBE in 1950

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2nd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 24, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch
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Central D v Otago at Napier
Oct 26-29, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton
Oct 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT)
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