Full name Gavin Rolf Larsen
Born September 27, 1962, Wellington
Current age 54 years 180 days
Major teams New Zealand, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|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|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v India at Dunedin, Mar 1, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 1999 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1984/85 - 1999|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/51||Well Legn XI||v Cant Inv XI||Wellington||13 Mar 2011||Other T20|
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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