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Gavin Larsen      

Full name Gavin Rolf Larsen

Born September 27, 1962, Wellington

Current age 52 years 34 days

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Gavin Rolf Larsen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 13 4 127 26* 14.11 495 25.65 0 0 17 0 5 0
ODIs 121 70 27 629 37 14.62 970 64.84 0 0 29 9 23 0
First-class 103 157 35 3491 161 28.61 2 17 70 0
List A 229 157 48 1981 66 18.17 0 2 59 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1967 689 24 3/57 5/88 28.70 2.10 81.9 0 0 0
ODIs 121 119 6368 4000 113 4/24 4/24 35.39 3.76 56.3 1 0 0
First-class 103 12765 4622 156 6/37 29.62 2.17 81.8 5 0
List A 229 12061 6882 227 5/30 5/30 30.31 3.42 53.1 4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 2-6, 1994 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at St John's, Apr 27-May 2, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Dunedin, Mar 1, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1999
List A span 1984-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/51 Well Legn XI v Cant Inv XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
Profile

The name of Gavin Larsen was synonymous with one-day internationals in New Zealand having played 121 matches and been a part of three consecutive World Cup teams. 'The Postman' (he always delivered) built a reputation as a miserly one-day bowler, beginning with the 1992 World Cup when New Zealand reached the semi-finals on home soil, where he became part of the 'dibbly-dobbly-wibbly-wobbly' trio along with Chris Harris and Willy Watson. During the 1999 World Cup in England, as New Zealand reached another semi-final, he conceded just 3.46 runs per over. After that tournament he called time on his international career due to injury and moved into the business world with one of New Zealand Cricket's major sponsors. He has since held various roles include CEO of Wellington and is part of the 2015 World Cup organising committee.
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Nov 13, 2013

Gavin Larsen speaks to the media at a World Cup 2015 press conference, Auckland, November 13, 2013

Gavin Larsen speaks to the media at a World Cup 2015 press conference

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Dec 4, 2002

Indian player Sachin Tendulkar is interviewed by television commentator Gavin Larsen after receiving the man of the match award for his performance of innings of 72 and five, and bowling figures of 5-55 from four overs. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Jade Stadium, Christchurch, 4 December 2002.

Tendulkar is interviewed by Gavin Larsen after receiving the man of the match award. Super Max International: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, 4 Dec 2002

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Feb 25, 2002

National Bank sponsorship manager Gavin Larsen with members of the Shadow XI. The Shadow XI receive a signed bat from a designated CLEAR Black Cap player before returning to free seats in the crowd. 4th ODI: New Zealand v England at Eden Park, Auckland, 23 February 2002.

Larsen with members of the Shadow XI. 4th ODI: New Zealand v England at Auckland, 23 Feb 2002

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