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Full name Hedley John Howarth
Born December 25, 1943, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Died November 7, 2008, Auckland (aged 64 years 318 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Brother - GP Howarth
|Test debut||England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 24-28, 1969 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1977 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard|
|List A span||1969-1978|
A conventional slow left-armer, Hedley Howarth and his excellent control and craft flight meant that for some time he was New Zealand's leading slow bowler. He was steady rather than spectacular - he only took five wickets in an innings twice, both in the subcontinent in 1969-70 - and was often used in long spells to stem the flow of runs. At Lord's in 1973, when New Zealand had a real chance of beating England, he sent down 70 overs in the second innings, finishing with 4 for 144. He preferred to have a go with the bat - with interesting results - but was a capable stonewaller when the occasion demanded.
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