Full name Donald Charles Cleverley
Born December 23, 1909, Oamaru, Otago
Died February 16, 2004, Southport, Queensland (aged 94 years 55 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Christchurch, Feb 27-Mar 1, 1932 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard|
|First-class span||1930/31 - 1952/53|
Don Cleverley, a right-arm fast-medium bowler who was able to extract surprisingly lift, played two Tests for New Zealand, the first in 1931-32 against South Africa, and the second 14 years later in the one-off match against Australia at Wellington in 1945-46. He had no real success in either match. Cleverley represented Auckland for 21 seasons from 1930-31, ending his career with one season at Central Districts by which time he was 43. He was also a national amateur boxing champion. At the time of his death he was the oldest living Test cricketer.
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