Jock Edwards, a big-hitting wicket-keeper batsman for New Zealand, has died aged 64.
Edwards featured in eight Tests and six ODIs, having made his Test debut against Australia in 1977.
He earned a reputation as a hard striker of the ball, scoring briskly and smashing them out of the ground. His first-class figures included five hundreds and 25 half-centuries in 92 matches.
Paying tribute on their social media pages to "an absolute legend of Nelson Cricket", "a terrific teammate and an entertainer", Central Districts Cricket Association said, "Jock was also a mainstay of one of Nelson's great Hawke Cup eras, the 14-match tenure that spanned 1979 to 1983 – among many other fine achievements in his career."
... A wicketkeeper-batsman, Jock was a mainstay of one of Nelson's great #HawkeCup eras, holding the Cup in a 14-match tenure from February 1979 to February 1983. He once hit a yorker from Ewen Chatfield into the lake at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth & famously once put [../..]— Central Districts Cricket Association🏏 (@CDCricket) April 6, 2020
... one over the Trafalgar Park grandstand that landed in the back of a Transport Nelson truck. The driver found the ball when he got to Blenheim. Jock also scored a 99 at the same ground for CD vs Australia, and reached 5 first-class 100s among 92 first-class games in [../..]— Central Districts Cricket Association🏏 (@CDCricket) April 6, 2020
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