Times of India – WELLINGTON: Former New Zealand pace bowler Ewen Chatfield , known as ‘ The Naenae Express ‘, has finally retired from the game at the age of 68.

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  • WELLINGTON: Former New Zealand pace bowler Ewen Chatfield , known as ‘ The Naenae Express ‘, has finally retired from the game at the age of 68.
  • “It might seem silly but I have standards, even at 68; and if I can’t play to those standards, I thought it is time to flag it,” he told New Zealand’s Stuff Media on Sunday.
  • It was his experiences with the bat, however, that cemented him in New Zealand’s sporting folklore.
  • The England team physiotherapist Bernard Thomas performed CPR on Chatfield and saved his life.The incident led to a debate about bowling bouncers to tail-enders.
  • He also helped Jeremy Coney win the third Test against Pakistan in 1985, scoring 21 as the pair put on the 50 runs required for victory after Lance Cairns had been struck on the head by a bouncer and hospitalised.


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