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Former NZ captain Barry Sinclair passes away aged 85

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Former New Zealand cricketer, Barry Sinclair, sadly, passed away at 85. One of the most influential players in their cricketing history. Sinclair led New Zealand in three Tests and was also the third player from the country to amass 1,000 runs after Bert Sutcliffe and John R Reid.

In his international cricket career, Barry Sinclair represented New Zealand in 21 Tests and scored 1148 runs. He played for New Zealand between 1963 and 1968. He has three international centuries to his name against South Africa, Pakistan, and England.  

Moreover, the New Zealand cricketer had a phenomenal record in domestic cricket. He played 118 first-class matches and scored 6114 runs, including 6 hundred and 38 half-centuries.

“We were all very sad to hear of Barry’s passing this morning. We have been blessed to have him involved with the NZCPA for so many years,” Heath Mills, NZCPA Chief Executive said. “Barry was one of the first past players to sign up to our organisation and loved being involved and helping the current players achieve a better environment in the game. We are going to miss him greatly.”

New Zealand is currently in Ireland for three T20Is and as many ODIs. The Blackcaps recently played the first ODI of the series on Sunday and the visitors won the thriller by just 1 wicket. Ireland batted first and amassed 300 runs in the first innings. Harry Tector starred with the bat, scoring 113 off 117 balls. For New Zealand, the likes of Ferguson, Tickner and Sodhi picked two wickets each.

New Zealand, in reply, chased down the score in 49.5 overs with only one wicket left. After Martin Guptill’s half-century, New Zealand had lost the plot but Michael Bracewell kept the team in the hunt and played a match-winning knock of 127 runs in 82 balls.


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