Harry Cave

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Harry Cave
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Personal information
Full name Henry Butler Cave
Born (1922-10-10)10 October 1922
Wanganui, New Zealand
Died 15 September 1989(1989-09-15) (aged 66)
Wanganui, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 46) 11 June 1949 v England
Last Test 3 July 1958 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 19 117
Runs scored 229 2187
Batting average 8.80 16.08
100s/50s 0/0 2/3
Top score 22* 118
Balls bowled 4074 25520
Wickets 34 362
Bowling average 43.14 23.93
5 wickets in innings 0 13
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 4/21 7/31
Catches/stumpings 8/- 70/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Henry Butler "Harry" Cave (10 October 1922 – 15 September 1989) was a New Zealand cricketer who captained New Zealand in nine of his 19 Tests.

Domestic career[edit]

He played for Wellington from 1945-46 to 1949-50, then when the Central Districts side was formed he played for them from 1950-51 to 1958-59, captaining the side from 1953-54 until he retired.

In 1952-53 he and Ian Leggat added 239 for the ninth wicket for Central Districts against Otago in Dunedin.

International career[edit]

He toured England in 1949 and 1958, and Pakistan and India in 1955-56, when he captained the side in all eight Tests. He was captain in the First Test against the West Indies in 1955-56, missed the Second Test, then returned for the Third and Fourth Tests under the captaincy of John Reid. In the Fourth Test in Auckland, he took four wickets in each innings (match figures of 40.4-26-43-8) to help New Zealand to its first ever Test victory.[1]

British film actress Rona Anderson demonstrates her cricket skills to players of the 1949 New Zealand cricket team touring England during a visit to Pinewood Studios. Left to right: Martin Donnelly (kneeling), Geoff Rabone, Walter Hadlee (kneeling), Frank Mooney, Rona Anderson, Harry Cave, Merv Wallace, John Reid


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Geoff Rabone
New Zealand national cricket captain
Succeeded by
John Reid