New Zealand Cricket pays tribute to Jack Kerr

New Zealand Cricket has paid tribute to former Test player, coach and administrator Jack Kerr, who passed away on Sunday in Christchurch.

Kerr, who was 96, enjoyed a life-long attachment to cricket.

He emerged as a right-hand batsman for Canterbury and New Zealand in the 1930s before serving in World War II.

After his retirement from playing, he maintained a strong link with the game as well as a maintaining a successful career as an accountant.

He was a national selector and team manager of the New Zealand Test team before becoming Chairman, and later President, of New Zealand Cricket.

“Jack made a significant contribution to New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Foundation over a number of years and his support was warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated,” said New Zealand Cricket Chairman Sir John Anderson.

His funeral will be in Christchurch on Thursday 31 May.


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