R.J. Hadlee


R.J. Hadlee 5-84 v EnglandBack to boards

Sir Richard Hadlee first reached the Lord’s Honours Boards when he took 5-84 during New Zealand’s tour of England in 1978.

After New Zealand posted a total of 339 all out in the first innings, Hadlee showed his class by proving a tough opposition for the England batsmen.

Hadlee dismissed Graham Gooch for just two, before going on to claim the important wickets of Clive Radley and Mike Brearley, to break England’s middle-order.

The all-rounder then took the wickets of Bob Taylor and Phil Edmonds, as England finished their innings 289 all out, with Hadlee claiming a spot on the iconic Honours Boards.

However, after crumbling to 67 all out in their second innings, New Zealand went on to lose by 7 wickets, despite Hadlee’s best efforts.

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