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April 24, 2011
Colin Snedden, a former New Zealand cricketer and sports broadcaster, has died in his sleep at the age of 93. Auckland-born Snedden hailed from a family of cricketers - his father Nessie, uncle Cyril and brother Warwick were first-class players, while his nephew Martin played Test and ODI cricket. He was an offspinner and represented New Zealand in one Test in March 1947 against England in Christchurch.
Snedden's first-class career was interrupted by World War II, restricting it to nine matches played between 1938 and 1949. He took 31 wickets at 25.41 apiece in those nine games. After retirement, Snedden took up cricket and rugby radio commentary, and was subsequently named a life member of the New Zealand Sports Journalists Awards in 2007.
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