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New Zealand Representatives

New Plymouth Old Boys have regularly had club members who have been involved with representative cricket for the Taranaki provincial side.  There have also been a number of players who have represented Central Districts in the New Zealand First Class cricket system.  Below is a profile for each of the New Plymouth Old Boys club members who have had the distinct honour of representing New Zealand.

Will Young

Full name : William Alexander Young

Born November 22, 1992, New Plymouth

Major teams:  Central Districts, Central Districts A, New Zealand U19

Batting style : Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm offbreak


Regan West

Full name:  Regan Morris West

Born April 27, 1979, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Major teams Ireland, Central Districts,New Zealand Under-19s, Wellington

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style:  Left-arm fast-medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

Ali Jordan

Full name :  Alistair Bruce Jordan

Born : September 5, 1949, Inglewood, Taranaki

Major teams: New Zealand, New Zealand U23, Central Districts

Batting style : Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm Fast


Stephen Robertson


Full name:  Stephen Paul Robertson

Born:  October 21, 1963, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Major teams: New Zealand U22,  Central Districts

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - GK Robertson


Gary Robertson

Full name:  Gary Keith Robertson

Born:  July 15, 1960, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Major teams:  New Zealand, Central Districts

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling style:  Right-arm fast-medium


Ted Meuli

Full name: Edgar Milton Meuli

Born: February 20, 1926, Hawera, Taranaki

Major teams: New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak


Martin Donnelly

Full name: Martin Paterson Donnelly

Born:  October 17, 1917, Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Died: October 22, 1999

Major teams:  New Zealand, Canterbury, Middlesex,Oxford University, Warwickshire, Wellington

Batting style:  Left-hand bat

Bowling style:  Slow left-arm orthodox


Martin Paterson Donnelly, who died on October 22, 1999, aged 82, left an indelible impression on cricket despite the brevity of his career. As a New Zealander at Oxford, he entranced cricket-followers in the immediate post-war years in a manner surpassed only by Compton. He proved that reality matched appearance with a magnificent double-century against England in the Lord's Test of 1949. C. B. Fry said he was as good a left-hander as any he had seen, including Clem Hill and Frank Woolley



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