22 May 1927|
Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand
|Died||14 August 2004
Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
|Test debut (cap 75)||26 October 1955 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||11 March 1966 v England|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017
He established himself in the Auckland team in 1952-53, and captained Auckland in 1954-55. When the Northern Districts cricket team made its first-class debut in 1956-57 he was appointed captain, a position he held until the end of the 1960-61 season. He scored two first-class centuries, both against Wellington: the first in 1953-54 when he opened the Auckland second innings and made 151, the other in 1959-60 when he made 136 at number five for Northern Districts.
He retired from first-class cricket after the 1966-67 season.
He toured England in 1958, playing all five Tests. He was also selected for the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players match at the end of the season. Wisden noted that he was "a neat and reliable wicket-keeper, who ... was immensely popular because of his pleasant personality".
He played both Tests when England toured in 1958-59, and after a gap he returned for all three Tests when England toured in 1965-66. His top score in Tests was 55 against England in the First Test in 1965-66.