Tom Puna in 1962-63
|Full name||Narotam Puna|
28 October 1929|
|Died||7 June 1996
Hamilton, New Zealand
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Test debut (cap 111)||25 February 1966 v England|
|Last Test||11 March 1966 v England|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017
Playing as an off-spinner for Northern Districts, he had taken 34 wickets at 13.70 in the Plunket Shield in the 1965-66 season, and was selected as New Zealand's principal spinner in all three Tests against the visiting England team, but achieved little.
He was a fixture in the Northern Districts side from 1956-57 to 1968-69, beginning as a middle-order batsman but descending the order as his bowling developed. His best innings figures were 6 for 25 against Otago in Hamilton in 1966-67 (match figures of 59-29-66-9).
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