Amid Coronavirus Pandemic the sudden demise of Jock Edwards has shocked the entire cricket fraternity. Former New Zealand Wicketkeeper Jock Edwards died at an age of 64.
Jock Edwards scored 377 runs in eight test matches which he played and in the ODI format, he played 6 ODIs and scored 138 runs. Central District Association for whom Edwards played 67 matches confirmed the demise of their former star player. “All the team at CD extent our condolences to the family and friends of Jock Edwards. An absolute legend of Nelson cricket who played 8 Tests and 6 ODIs for the @Blackcaps and represented @CentralStags in 67 first-class matches and 31 one dayers in the 70s/80s, the official handle of CDC tweeted on Monday.
Edwards made his test debut in the home test series against Australia in 1976-1977 as a specialist batsman before taking the wicketkeeping duties. He played the last of eight test matches against India in 1981.
In his first ODI match, he made almost 41 runs from 57 deliveries as an opener batsman to help New Zealand to hail nine wicket win against India in Christchurch. Jock Edwards played six ODIs between 1976 and 1981.
He made a remarkable contribution to regional cricket for Nelson. Edwards managed to score 377 runs in the eight test matches in the ODI format he played 6 ODIs and scored 138 runs. May Edwards soul rest in peace.