On Monday, April 6, 2020, former New Zealand wicket keeper batsman Jock Edward passed away at the age of 64. He played 67 first class matches for Central District Cricket Association, CDC condoled his demise.
Official handle of CDC tweeted “ All the team at CD extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jock Edwards. An absolute legend of Nelson cricket who played 8 tests and 6 ODI’s for the Blackcaps and represented Central Stags in 67 first-class matches and 31 one-dayers in the 70s/80s.
In 1976-77 he had made his test debut in the home test series against Australia as a special batsman. He was brought back in 1977-78 as a wicket keeper against England and Auckland.
He had also seen the disappointment in his career. One member of BBC commentary team had said that he was the worst wicketkeeper he has ever seen. But never losses his moral. After returning from 3 tests against India where he chipped in with useful runs in 1980-81 but emergence of Ian Smith signaled the end of his international career
For Nelson cricket he was an important contributor as he was the part of Nelson that was dominant in Hawke cup. He scored 377 runs in eight test matches he played.