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    Chatfield falls agonisingly short of ton in final match

    What an unassuming bloke who was an absolute cult hero in NZ in the 1980s:





    https://www.stuff.co.nz/good-reads/1...-cricket-at-68

    Ewen Chatfield, aka The Naenae Express, has finally run out of steam.
    The 68-year-old on Saturday played his last game of cricket for his beloved Wellington club Naenae Old Boys.
    But his hopes of a first ever century eluded him one final time - he was out first ball for a "golden duck" .
    Although he was best known as a miserly bowler, he made little secret of his desire to score a century.
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    Legend. Didn’t realise he was still playing. Blokes a deadset ornament to the game.

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    And this is him at the clubrooms afterwards - look how many times he appears on the honours board!

    https://twitter.com/AaronKlee/status...43137087025152

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    What a great story. I hope a big deal has been made of this in NZ. Seems like as good a bloke as you’d find. Was a real unsung hero. By no means an all-timer, but was so valuable to NZ back in the day.
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    What a story, what a man. Pretty incredible from Chats to still keep chugging along for so many years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    What a great story. I hope a big deal has been made of this in NZ. Seems like as good a bloke as you’d find. Was a real unsung hero. By no means an all-timer, but was so valuable to NZ back in the day.
    Getting a bit of coverage on Stuff so I hope it gets picked up on the national TV news tonight.

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    Looks better than Anderson.

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    True legend of NZ Cricket, what a hero playing club cricket until now.

    Btw Smudge, I've edited your post to remove the copy/paste of the article, so people go to stuff to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    True legend of NZ Cricket, what a hero playing club cricket until now.

    Btw Smudge, I've edited your post to remove the copy/paste of the article, so people go to stuff to read it.
    Oh well, I'm sure at least 50% of the posters won't bother doing that, but whatever.

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    Good read. Typical kiwi, flying under the radar but world class

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    I had to confirm if the naenae cricket club was in any case related to the naenae song.

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    Finished his career like the Don.

    One of the true greats of NZ cricket

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    He gave me a verbal barrage when I gave one of my team’s batsmen not out caught behind in a club game a few years ago. Was looking forward to playing him, but it turned into a nightmare after that. Batsman clearly hit the ground with his bat, too.
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