Full Name

Adam Craig Parore


January 23, 1971, Auckland


53y 85d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

An Auckland first-class player since 1988, Adam Parore announced his retirement on the eve of the final Test against England at Auckland in March 2002, after more than a decade of service to New Zealand cricket. His form might have been expected to decline with age, but instead the super-fit Parore (who sometimes jogged home after a hard day in the field) reached the peak of his wicketkeeping powers in 2000-01, at the age of 30. In the mid-1990s Parore was often at odds with the New Zealand establishment, and was given to expressive verbal advice from behind the stumps. But he later fitted comfortably into the senior-pro role, both in encouraging the work of the young New Zealand bowlers, and re-polishing his own ability as perhaps the most consistent keeper in world cricket. His batting could occasionally be top-notch too. When Lee Germon took over as captain and wicketkeeper in the mid-1990s, Parore kept his place as New Zealand's regular No. 3, and in 2001-02 at Perth he helped Nathan Astle add 253 for the eighth wicket - of which Parore made 110 - against the best attack in the world. Parore described the feat as "pretty cool", but by the end of that season his enthusiasm had gone. Six years after retirement, he made a surprise decision by joining the Indian Cricket League after signing a two-year contract with the Chennai Superstars.
Don Cameron March 2008

Adam Parore Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A25523346503310826.91--124--16933


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Photos of Adam Parore

Adam Parore bats during a Twenty20 match
Parore during an interview with Lynn McConnell
Adam Parore - Portrait, November 2001
Adam Parore acknowledges the crowd after his final Test innings
Parore acknowledges the crowd after taking his 200th wicket-keeping dismissal. 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Auckland, 30 Mar-3 Apr 2002
Parore acknowledges the crowd upon leaving the field for the last time in his final Test. 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Auckland, 30 Mar-3 Apr 2002