Author(s): JOHN MEHAFFY
Cricket fans fondly recall the golden 1980s, when New Zealand startled the world with its feats in the test and one-day game. During the era Hadlee, Crowe, Howarth, Cairns, Coney, Wright, Smith and Chatfield became household names. Lance Cairns, flourishing his bat Excalibur, destroyed attacks in the World Series in Australia, and the infamous under-arm controversy at the MCG has become part of folklore. john mehaffey takes us back to that tumultuous time of cricket under lights with coloured clothing and a white ball. The stars of the day share their memories of a fine team and a magical decade when New Zealand celebrated 17 victories and remained unbeaten in all home series.