3 Apr 2009

69 cricket team reunited

6:11 am on 3 April 2009

Forty years after producing some of New Zealand cricket's most outstanding results on the sub-continent, the 1969 national team is to reunite in Wellington this weekend.

Members of the team, including captain Graham Dowling, Glenn Turner, Dayle Hadlee and Bruce Taylor will hold a reunion at the Basin Reserve during the third Test between New Zealand and India.

Other team members expected to attend will include Bruce Murray, Mark Burgess, Bevan Congdon, Brian Hastings, Vic Pollard, Richard Collinge, Barry Milburn and Bryan Yuile.

Absent from the gathering will be Ken Wadsworth, Bob Cunis, Hedley Howarth, Dick Motz and manager Gordon Burgess, who have since died.

New Zealand Cricket president Don Neely describes the side as one of the unheralded great teams of New Zealand cricket.

They secured New Zealand's first ever Test win in India, and first ever away series win - against Pakistan.