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Ex-Kiwi skipper Bevan Congdon passes away

IANS  |  Auckland 

Former passed away on Saturday, one day short of his 80th birthday after a long bout of

Congdon, who led to their first Test win over Australia, skippered the side on 17 occasions.

made his debut in 1965 and played 61 Tests in a career spanning 13 years.

Batting mostly at No. 3, he scored 3,448 runs at an average of 32.22, and scored seven hundreds including two in back-to-back innings in England in 1973.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters and Sandy, and grandchildren Matthew, Joshua, Lily and Reeves.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:16 IST