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List of famous cricket players from New Zealand, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. New Zealand has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best Kiwi cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of New Zealand and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from New Zealand then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Players on this list include Don Beard and Tarun Nethula.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Kiwi cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from New Zealand?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented Kiwi cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Aaron Redmond age 39 Aaron James Redmond is an Australian-born New Zealand international cricketer. He was a member of the Otago cricket team, competing in the State Championship, State Shield and State Twenty20 ...more

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Dorian Ulrey Dorian Ulrey is a professional runner sponsored by Brooks. Dorian was the 2010 national champion at 3000 meters, an 11-time all American, 3-time Missouri Valley Conference champion, 8-time SEC ...more

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Adam Milne age 26 Adam Fraser Milne is a New Zealand cricket player. He is a right-arm fast bowler who bats in the lower order. He debuted for the New Zealand Cricket Team in 2010, and although expensive his pace ...more

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Adam Parore age 47 Adam Craig Parore is a former wicket-keeper and batsman for the New Zealand cricket team. He played 78 Test cricket matches for New Zealand and 179 One Day International cricket matches. ...more

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Alan Preston Died at 72 (1932-2004) Alan Herbert Preston was a New Zealand football player and cricketer who represented the New Zealand national football team and played 38 first-class matches for Wellington and two for the North ...more

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Alby Roberts Died at 69 (1909-1978) Albert William Roberts was a New Zealand cricketer who played in five Tests from 1930 to 1937.

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Alec Astle age 69 Alec Morrison Astle is a former New Zealand cricketer who played two first-class matches for the Central Districts Stags in the 1978–79 and he also played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup. He was ...more

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Alex O'Dowd age 51 Alexander Patrick O'Dowd is a cricketer from New Zealand. A right-handed batsman, he made 17 appearances in first-class cricket, 14 of them for Auckland between 1991 and the end of 1993 and ...more

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Alex Tait age 46 Alex Ross Tait is a New Zealand cricket player. He played in five One Day Internationals for New Zealand in the late 1990s. In 1996-97 Tait took 9/48 in the first innings and 16/130 in the match ...more

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Allan Holmes Died at 64 (1845-1909) Allan Holmes was an Australian-born New Zealand cricketer who played for Otago. He was a barrister at the Supreme Court. Holmes was born in Geelong in 1845. He received his education at the ...more

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Allen Lissette Died at 54 (1919-1973) Allen Fisher Lissette was a New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1956.

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Andre Adams age 43 Andre Ryan Adams is a New Zealand cricketer of Caribbean descent. A bowling all-rounder, Andre Adams added a touch of dash to New Zealand's batting armoury in the one day format with his ...more

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Andrew Ellis age 36 Andrew Malcolm Ellis is a first-class cricketer who has played 26 State Championship games for Canterbury, up to the end of the 2006/7 season. A right-handed batsman and right arm fast medium ...more

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Andrew Hodgson age 77 Andrew Sabin Hodgson is a former New Zealand born South African cricketer. Hodgson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. Hodgson made his first-class debut for Western ...more

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Andrew Jones age 59 Andrew Howard Jones is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 39 Tests and 87 ODIs from 1987 to 1995. He played for three provinces during his domestic career: Central Districts Stags, ...more

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Andrew Keoghan age 38 Andrew Keoghan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter.

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Andrew Penn age 44 Andrew Jonathan Penn is a former New Zealand cricketer. He played five One Day Internationals but never played a Test for New Zealand. Penn made three overseas tours with New Zealand, and these ...more

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Andrew Roberts Died at 42 (1947-1989) Andrew Duncan Glenn Roberts in Te Aroha was a New Zealand cricketer who died suddenly at the age of 42. Roberts also played for Bay of Plenty in the Hawke Cup. Andrew was a full time member of ...more

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Andy McKay age 38 Andrew John McKay is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for the Wellington Firebirds in the State Championship, having moved from the Auckland Aces for the 2009–10 season. He was born in

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Andy Roberts age 67 Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton "Andy" Roberts, KNH is a former Antiguan and West Indian cricketer. He was a fast bowler, twice taking seven wickets in an innings of a Test match. In ...more

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Anthony Govorko age 47 Anthony Govorko is a Croatian cricket player.

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Anthony Harris age 36 Anthony James Harris is a New Zealand cricketer who played two first-class matches for the Otago Volts in the State Championship in 2005. He also plays for Central Otago in the Hawke Cup. He was ...more

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Anthony Short age 65 Anthony Warren Short is a former New Zealand cricketer who played three first class cricket matches and a single one day match for Central Districts between 1978 and 1980. A right-handed ...more

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Barbara Bevege Died at 57 (1942-1999) Barbara Lynette Bevege, known as Barb, was an international cricketer who played 5 Test matches for New Zealand. She was the first woman to score both a test century and a One Day International ...more

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Barry Hadlee age 77 Barry George Hadlee is a former cricketer from New Zealand. He was a right-handed opening batsman. In a first-class career lasting from 1961-62 to 1980-81, he represented Canterbury 84 times. ...more

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Ben Harris age 54 Ben Zinzan Harris is a retired New Zealand cricketer from Christchurch, Canterbury who played first class cricket for Canterbury and Otago cricket teams between 1988 and 1995. A right-hand ...more

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Ben Stokes age 27 Benjamin Andrew Stokes, known as Ben Stokes, is an English cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm fast-medium pace and bats left-handed. He plays for Durham and represents England ...more

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Ben Yock age 43 Benjamin Arthur Yock is a former New Zealand cricketer who played two first-class matches for the Canterbury Wizards in 1997. He was a wicketkeeper. In 2002, during a strike by members of the ...more

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Bevan Congdon age 80 Bevan Ernest Congdon OBE is a former New Zealand all-rounder who played 61 Test matches from 1965 to 1978. He was captain of the New Zealand Test and ODI team from 1972 to 1974, and was the ...more

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Bill Carson Died at 28 (1916-1944) William Nicol "Bill" Carson was a sportsman who represented New Zealand at both cricket and rugby union.

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Billy Bowden age 55 Brent Fraser "Billy" Bowden is an international cricket umpire from New Zealand. He was a player until he began to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and took up umpiring. He is well ...more

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BJ Watling age 33 Bradley-John Watling, known as BJ Watling, is a South African-born New Zealand cricketer who has represented Northern Districts since December 2004. He made his Test debut in December 2009 and ...more

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Blair Hartland age 52 Blair Robert Hartland is a former New Zealand cricketer who played nine Tests and 16 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. He also played 11 seasons of domestic cricket for Canterbury, playing ...more

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Bob Cunis Died at 67 (1941-2008) Robert Smith Cunis played 20 Test matches for New Zealand as a pace bowler between 1964 and 1972, and was later coach of the New Zealand national team from 1987 to 1990. His son Stephen played ...more

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Brendon Bracewell age 59 Brendon Paul Bracewell is a former New Zealand Test cricketer. Born in Auckland, he is the younger brother of John Bracewell. He frequently suffered injuries throughout his playing career. ...more

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Brendon Diamanti age 37 Brendon John Diamanti is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for Central Districts and was awarded a player's contract for 2006-07. On 21 January 2009, Diamanti was selected for the New Zealand ...more

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Brendon Julian age 48 Brendon Paul Julian is a former Australian cricketer who played in 7 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1993 to 1999. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1989. Standing at 6' ...more

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Brendon McCullum age 37 Brendon Barrie McCullum is a New Zealand cricketer and is the current captain in all three forms of the international game. He plays for the Otago Volts at provincial level, he played for ...more

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Brent Arnel age 39 Brent John Arnel is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for the Northern Districts. A promising junior cricketer, Arnel plays club cricket in Hamilton with Fraser Tech. He made his first class ...more

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Brent Findlay age 33 Brent Robert Findlay is a New Zealand cricketer. He was born in Rangiora. He attended St. Andrew's College, Christchurch and played in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2004 and plays for ...more

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Brian Barrett age 52 Brian Joseph Barrett is a former New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Auckland, Northern Districts and Worcestershire, also playing List A games for Northern Districts and ...more

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Brian Hastings age 78 Brian Frederick Hastings is a former New Zealand cricketer. A middle-order batsman, he played 31 Tests between 1969 and 1976, scoring four centuries.

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Brian Isherwood age 72 Brian Philip Isherwood is a New Zealand cricketer who played for the Canterbury in the Plunket Shield and for Mid Canterbury in the Hawke Cup. He was a specialist wicketkeeper. In 1971-72 he and ...more

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Brian McKechnie age 65 Brian John McKechnie was a "double All Black", that is, he represented New Zealand in both rugby union and cricket. He played 26 matches for the All Blacks as a first five-eighth and ...more

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Brooke Walker age 41 Brooke Graeme Keith Walker is a former New Zealand cricketer. He played five Tests and 11 One Day Internationals. Walker attended Macleans College. He was born in Auckland.

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Bruce Blair age 61 Bruce Robert Blair is a New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Otago from 1977 to 1990. He played 14 One Day Internationals for New Zealand in the 1980s. He coached Northern ...more

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Bruce Edgar age 62 Bruce Adrian Edgar was a cricketer from Wellington and one of the best batsmen New Zealand has ever produced. An accountant by profession, in the 1980s, he played 39 Tests and 64 One Day ...more

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Bruce Taylor age 75 Bruce Richard Taylor scored 105 and took 5-86 for New Zealand on Test debut against India at Calcutta in 1964-65, the only man to have completed this all-round feat on debut. Taylor, who had ...more

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Brun Smith Died at 75 (1922-1997) Frank Brunton Smith was a New Zealand cricketer who played in four Tests from 1947 to 1952. His father Frank played for Canterbury in the 1920s; Brun's son Geoff played for Canterbury in the ...more

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Bryan Young age 54 Bryan Andrew Young is a cricketer who has played 35 Tests and 74 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman who scored over 3,700 international runs in total, including ...more