Kiwi cricket star to guest speak in Cuckney

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Former New Zealand Test cricket star Iain O’Brien is the guest speaker at the Bassetlaw and District Umpires Association meeting at Cuckney, this Saturday.

Iain is well known in Bassetlaw League circles playing for Glapwell for three years when he first came over to this country and he helped to turn a middle of the table side into a team that very nearly lifted the title in 2005.

That same year he made his debut for New Zealand against the then mighty Australian side and his first wicket was the prize capture of Matty Hayden the powerful left handed opener.

O’Brien continued to represents the Black Caps on 22 occasions taking 73 wickets at a very respectable 33.27.

He did things the hard way very often bowling into the wind which no pace bowler is particularly fond of doing.

In addition he captured 14 wickets at a cost of 34.85 in the one day internationals.

He played for Wellington in New Zealand and has represented Leicestershire and Middlesex in this country.

Iain will be speaking for about 25 minutes and then be available on a question and answer basis.

The meeting takes place at 2.30pm and everyone is welcome.