Talk:Richard Hadlee

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Hadlee Stand[edit]

Is the stand named after him? Or after the Hadlee family? - Shudda talk 07:56, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

(batting) "oddly enough, left-handed"[edit]

Not so odd. Cricketers who bat and bowl opposite-handed are extremely common - he shares this particular combination with, among others, Marcus Trescothick, Mark Butcher, Graham Thorpe (all occasional bowlers, admittedly), Clive Lloyd, Brian Close, Graham Dilley, Chris Old, David Gower (insofar as Gower bowled at all), Bill O'Reilley, and that's enough off the top of my head. It may even be that left/left is the rarest combination of all.Captain Pedant 14:56, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Someone more knowledgeable than me could explain why he was never made captain Of New Zealand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:49, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Suicide Attempt[edit]

Saw an article in cricinfo ( about his suicide attempt and was surprised not to find that information in this article —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eramesan (talkcontribs) 02:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

That article dosn't seem to say that he actually attemtped suicide, it could be read as saying he had thought about it. We'd need something a lot stronger, and more detailed (when, why?) to be able to treat it proeprly. The book itself may well include that information of course. David Underdown (talk) 12:02, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Was the incident known as that at the time, or is it, as I suspect, an anachronism? The vogue for calling every scandal -gate seems to be much more recent. Do any RS use the term? --Dweller (talk) 05:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Didn't see a single Google result for Hadlee and cargate, only result I found was at Being unsourced/negative I've removed the car portion, and kept the not-talking-to-Coney part for which I did find a couple of reasonable references. The car portion can be restored if a satisfactory reference can be found, per WP:BLP. XLerate (talk) 01:51, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I remember it being mentioned in the newspapers in India, but don't remember it being called 'cargate' or anything. Tintin 03:47, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I strongly suspect anachronism. Thanks chaps. --Dweller (talk) 12:24, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

stats seem odd[edit]

only 3653 balls bowled ? kapil / imran bowled 27000, 19000 + —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:47, 1 January 2011 (UTC)