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Former New Zealand fast bowler Motz dies

May 01, 2007 10:08 IST

Former New Zealand fast bowler Dick Motz was found dead at his home in Christchurch on Sunday at the age of 67, New Zealand Press Association reported.

Motz played 32 Ttests between 1961 and 1969 and was the first New Zealand bowler to take 100 Test wickets.

"He was a great fast bowler who never knew when to stop. He had back trouble, but he kept on going," former New Zealand captain Graham Dowling said.

Motz reached the landmark of 100 Test wickets during a tour of England in 1969 but he was forced to retire from the game immediately afterwards due to a back injury.

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