Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Full Name

Richard Charles Motz


January 12, 1940, Christchurch, Canterbury


April 29, 2007, Christchurch, (aged 67y 107d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role



Linwood High School

Dick Motz was a robust, indefatigable seamer who bowled outswingers, but one who wasn't used to success - New Zealand won only four of his 32 Tests. On his first tour - to South Africa in 1961-62 - he took 19 wickets in his country's most successful Test series, and though he had lost some of his edge by 1969, he became the first New Zealander to reach 100 Test wickets, against England at The Oval. Good job he did, as at the end of the summer it was discovered that he'd been bowling for 18 months with a displaced vertebra. He retired immediately. As a beefy lower-order slogger Motz was a dangerous customer, and made three fifties, all against England, all laden with sixes. He subsequently became a publican, which did no good for his health, and, always prone to be heavy, he piled on weight and towards the end of his life he topped 30 stones. . In 1997 he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
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Dick Motz Career Stats



Batting & Fielding

Richard Charles Motz

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Debut/Last Matches of Dick Motz

Recent Matches of Dick Motz

New Zealand vs England16 & 111/54 & 0/3521-Aug-1969The OvalTest # 658
New Zealand vs England12/9707-Aug-1969NottinghamTest # 657
New Zealand vs England15 & 232/46 & 2/7824-Jul-1969Lord'sTest # 656
New Zealand vs West Indies65/11313-Mar-1969ChristchurchTest # 652
New Zealand vs West Indies186/69 & 2/4407-Mar-1969WellingtonTest # 651

Photos of Dick Motz

Dick Motz dismisses Phil Sharpe for his 100th Test wicket
Dick Motz bowling
Dick Motz bowling against England