Former New Zealand Wicket Keeper Jock Edwards Dies at 64

Former New Zealand Wicket Keeper Jock Edwards Dies at 64

Former New Zealand Wicket Keeper Jock Edwards Dies at 64

Jock Edwards, the former wicket-keeper of the Black Caps, passed away at the age of 64. 

Graham Neil ‘Jock’ Edwards made his Test debut in 1977 and had been featured in a total of eight Tests and six ODIs. His last game was held in 1981 in a Test match against India. On April 6th, he died at the age of 64. 

He was most famous for his big-hitting prowess which made him a batsman in Christchurch in 1977. The following year, the gloves had been handed over to him and he had been the team’s wicket-keeper since then despite some criticisms.

Edwards also earned a reputation as a hard striker who briskly scores and smashes out of the ground. His figures in first-class cricket are comprised of five hundreds and a total of 25 half-centuries in 92 matches. 

Edwards also spent 12 years of his life in a domestic cricket career where he had played a key role in Nelson Cricket in the Hawke Cup. With that, the Central Districts Cricket Association described Edwards as ‘an absolute legend of Nelson Cricket’ and as a ‘terrific teammate and an entertainer’. The association also shared how Edwards will hugely be missed as they wished their deep condolences to the family and friends of Edwards.

Jock Edwards played a total of 8 Tests and 6 ODIs for the Black Caps while he took part in 67 first-class matches and 31 ODIs in the 70s/80s. To learn more about the formats of cricket, visit Betwala. 

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