He has kept himself close to New Zealand cricket through media work and as a national selector. In the 1984 county season, Hadlee completed a feat rare in the modern age by doing the county 'Double' – scoring 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in the same season. A Test victory against Australia was unthinkable at the time and the day 13th March, 1974 has been etched in the memory of every NZ cricket lover. Hadlee followed this up with 7 wickets in a loss in the second test, and 11 wickets in a New Zealand victory in the third test, giving his country their first series win on Australian soil and a personal haul of 33 wickets in 3 tests. A batting effort of 54 (to complement a fine 188 by Martin Crowe) combined with 6 more wickets in Australia's second innings, helped New Zealand to a crushing innings victory. His economical action was notable for his close approach to the wicket at the bowler's end (to the point where he occasionally knocked the bails off in his approach), a line which meant he was able to trap many batsmen leg before wicket. As a hard-hitting number seven or eight, Hadlee could be trusted with useful contribution to the team’s total, more than often in quick time. 44 runs and 8 wickets. Hadlee was a right-arm pace bowler. He was born on 3 July 1951 at St Albans, Christchurch. The north stand of AMI Stadium is named the Hadlee stand after both Richard Hadlee and other members of the Hadlee family who have made contributions to Canterbury and New Zealand cricket. A cruel hand of fate denied New Zealand almost certain victory when the last day at Sydney was washed out with Australia still needing 425 runs with 8 wickets in hand. Sir Richard is the most prominent member of the Hadlee cricket playing family. Richard is the son of Walter Hadlee, and the brother of Dayle and Barry Hadlee. During the New Zealand v West Indies test at Christchurch in March 1987, Hadlee and captain Jeremy Coney had a disagreement in the dressing room prior to the game. Glen Turner’s hundred in each innings was a grand effort with the bat. 3 4 5. A bowling all-rounder, in an 86-Test career he took 431 wickets (at the time the world record), and was the first bowler to pass 400 wickets, with an average of 22.29, and made 3124 Test runs at 27.16, including two centuries and 15 fifties. In the second test of the series, Hadlee recorded his maiden test century, helping New Zealand draw the test and win the series 1–0. The dining table conversation was often dominated by cricket. Hadlee took a record breaking 431 Test wickets in his career. Ano ang Imahinasyong guhit na naghahati sa daigdig sa magkaibang araw? Initially extremely fast, as the years progressed he gained accuracy, movement off the wicket and in the air, and a reputation that probably gained him quite a few wickets on its own. On 3 April 2009, Sir Richard Hadlee was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Hadlee, not for the first time in his career, held the key, for beside his 11 wickets for 102 runs, his contribution of 51 and 17 with the bat, was invaluable. In the second half of his career, he was reluctant to tour the sub-continent, except when it was bowling against Sri Lanka, the weakest opposition in international arena. He also scored 54 with the bat as the Kiwis won the Test, by an innings and 41 runs.