Walter Hadlee ' New-Zealand Test Cricket ' Cricket Signed Photograph Autograph £15.00
This is a hand signed picture page from a 1949 New Zealand Tour brochure 8.5" x 5" by the late New Zealand Test Cricketer.
Walter Arnold Hadlee, CBE (4 June 1915 - 29 September 2006) was a New Zealand cricketer and Test match captain. He played domestic first-class cricket for Canterbury and Otago. Three of his five sons, Sir Richard, Dayle and Barry played cricket for New Zealand. The Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, which is competed for by Test teams from New Zealand and Australia is named in honour of the Hadlee family and the Australian Chappell family (see Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell). Hadlee captained one of New Zealand's most highly regarded teams, the 1949 side which toured England in an era when New Zealand had yet to win a Test. As an administrator, he guided New Zealand cricket in the mid-1970s during years of increasing professionalism, the Kerry Packer threat and the sporting boycott of South Africa.