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Famous Cricket Players from New Zealand

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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.
  • 1
    Aaron James Redmond (born 23 September 1979) is an Australian-born former New Zealand international cricketer. He was a member of the Otago cricket team, competing in the State Championship, State...  more
  • 2

    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
  • 3

    Adam Milne

    Age: 28
    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
  • 4
    Adam Craig Parore (born 23 January 1971) 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...  more
  • 5

    Alan Preston

    Dec. at 72 (1932-2004)
    Alan Herbert Preston (29 October 1932 – 2 September 2004) was a New Zealand football (soccer) player and cricketer who represented the New Zealand national football team and played 38 first-class...  more
  • 6

    Alby Roberts

    Dec. at 69 (1909-1978)
    Albert William Roberts (20 August 1909 – 13 May 1978) was a New Zealand Test cricketer who played in five Tests from 1930 to 1937....  more
  • 7

    Alec Astle

    Age: 71
    Alec Morrison Astle (born 5 August 1949) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played two first-class matches for the Central Districts Stags in the 1978–79 season and he also played for Manawatu in...  more
  • 8

    Alex O'Dowd

    Age: 53
    Alexander Patrick O'Dowd (born 25 February 1967) is a Professional First Class Rugby Coach and former New Zealand First Class cricketer. He has coached North Harbour Rugby Union Mitre 10 Cup side for...  more
  • 9

    Alex Tait

    Age: 48
    Alex Ross Tait (born 13 June 1972 in Paparoa) 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...  more
  • 10

    Allan Holmes

    Dec. at 64 (1845-1909)
    Allan Holmes may refer to: Allan Holmes (footballer) (born 1952), Australian rules footballer Allan Holmes (lawyer) (1845–1909), New Zealand cricketer and lawyer Allan Holmes (public servant) (born...  more
  • 11

    Allen Lissette

    Dec. at 54 (1919-1973)
    Allen Fisher Lissette (6 November 1919 – 24 January 1973) was a New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1956....  more
  • 12
    Andre Ryan Adams (born 17 July 1975 in Auckland) is a retired New Zealand cricketer of Caribbean descent. ...  more
  • 13

    Andrew Ellis

    Age: 38
    Andrew Malcolm Ellis (born 24 March 1982) is a New Zealand international cricketer, who plays ODIs and T20Is. In first-class cricket, Ellis played 26 State Championship games for Canterbury, up to...  more
  • 14

    Andrew Hodgson

    Age: 79
    Andrew Sabin Hodgson (born 16 September 1941) 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...  more
  • 15
    Andrew Jones may refer to:...  more
  • 16
    Andrew Keoghan (born 6 October 1980) is a New Zealand musician and songwriter....  more
  • 17

    Andrew Penn

    Age: 46
    Andrew Penn is the name of: Andy Penn (businessman), Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Andrew Penn (cricketer) (born 1974), New Zealand cricketer Andrew Penn (racewalker) (born 1967), British race...  more
  • 18

    Andrew Roberts

    Dec. at 42 (1947-1989)
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  • 19

    Andy McKay

    Age: 40
    Andrew John McKay (born 17 April 1980) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played for the Wellington Firebirds in the State Championship, having moved from the Auckland Aces for the 2009–10 season....  more
  • 20
    Sir Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts, KCN (born 29 January 1951) is a former Antiguan first-class cricketer. He was a fast bowler who played Test cricket for the West Indies, twice taking seven...  more
  • 21

    Anthony Govorko

    Age: 49
    Anthony Govorko is a Croatian cricket player....
  • 22
    Anthony James Harris (born 26 June 1982) 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...  more
  • 23

    Anthony Short

    Age: 67
    Anthony Warren Short (born 2 January 1953) 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...  more
  • 24

    Barbara Bevege

    Dec. at 57 (1942-1999)
    Barbara Lynette Bevege (25 November 1942 – 29 April 1999), 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...  more
  • 25

    Barry Hadlee

    Age: 79
    Barry George Hadlee (born 14 December 1941) 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...  more