Barry Sinclair, former New Zealand captain, passed away at age 85
The 85-year-old former cricketer for New Zealand, Barry Sinclair, has gone away. After Bert Sutcliffe and John R. Reid, Sinclair led New Zealand in three Test matches and became the third member of the team to reach the 1000-run mark.
From 1963 to 1968, Sinclair participated in 21 Test matches and amassed 1148 runs. A century against each of South Africa, Pakistan, and England made up his other three centuries. In 118 first-class games, Sinclair made an appearance, amassing 6114 runs with six hundred and 38 fifty-pluses.
In 2008–09, Sinclair served as the organization’s first patron and was active in the New Zealand Cricket Players Association.
We were all really saddened to learn of Barry’s demise this morning. His involvement with the NZCPA for such a long time has been a blessing for us, according to Heath Mills, CEO of the NZCPA. “Barry was one of the first former players to join our organization and he liked being active and helping the current players create a better environment in the game. He will be sorely missed by all of us.