|Full name||Hedley John Howarth|
25 December 1943|
Grey Lynn, New Zealand
|Died||7 November 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Relations||Geoff Howarth (brother)|
|Test debut (cap 120)||24 July 1969 v England|
|Last Test||25 February 1977 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 8)||11 February 1973 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||18 June 1975 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 22 October 2016
Hedley John Howarth (25 December 1943 – 7 November 2008) was an international cricketer who played 30 Tests and nine One Day Internationals for New Zealand. The elder brother of Geoff Howarth, former New Zealand captain, he was born and died in Auckland.
Howarth was an orthodox left-arm bowler who made his first class debut in 1962.
Between the years 1969 and 1977, Howarth played 30 tests for New Zealand, capturing a total 86 wickets at an average of 36.95. Justin Vaughan chief executive of New Zealand Cricket credited Howarth with playing a significant role in New Zealand's international cricket history, crediting Howarth's "five-wicket bag against India at Nagpur in 1969 was a match winner that helped give New Zealand its first ever test win on the sub-continent". India were chasing 277 in the fourth innings but it was Howarth's 5 for 34 that gave New Zealand the lead, highlighted by a catch off his own bowling, ending a 167-run win. Howarths's other five-wicket haul was in a Test against the Pakistan national cricket team in Karachi, when he picked up 5 for 80 .
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/34||5||India||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||Nagpur||India||1969|
|1||5/80||7||Pakistan||Karachi National Stadium||Karachi||Pakistan||1969|
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