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Dick Motz
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Dick Motz

New Zealand
Dick Motz

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1969

Full Name

Richard Charles Motz

Born

January 12, 1940, Christchurch, Canterbury

Died

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

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Education

Linwood High School

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test325636126011.54031490
FC142225213494103*17.12113410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test3255703431481006/638/11331.4870.30350
FC14229773117675188/6122.7157.40244
Dick Motz portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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