Bryan Waddle receives Queen's Birthday honour

Publish Date
Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 3:56PM

Bryan Waddle wants to share his Queen's Birthday honour with his family.

The veteran cricket commentator is being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to broadcasting.

Waddle has been dubbed the 'voice of cricket in New Zealand' having called the game on radio for nearly four decades, and has also covered two Olympic Games and two Hockey World Cups.

He says none of it would have been possible without his family.

Not being around the house when things have been needed, when family things have happened, and they have really been lovingly supportive and encouraging me in the ability to live a dream."

Waddle has also covered some of New Zealand's most iconic cricketing moments including the 1987 Boxing Day test against Australia, and the 2015 World Cup semi-final against South Africa at Eden Park.

But Waddle says a couple of moments in are his favourite.

"Richard Hadlee's first 370th test wicket win when he broke the record of Denis Lillee, and then when he passed the 400 mark, the first man to take 400 test wickets, I was also broadcasting that."




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