Kapi-Mana News : January 10th 2012
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 10, 2012 NEWS FEATURE All offers are subject to availability or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Trade strictly not supplied. Parumoana Street, Porirua. Phone: 04 238 0601. Open 6am - 11pm, 7 days. Join My PAKnSAVE at paknsave.co.nz Low, low prices for the BBQ season! We do the deals that others are afraid of. $9.48 per kg 38cper 100g 88ceach Lamb Shoulder Chops Butchery Service Deli Produce Coleslaw NZ Fresh Cut Lettuce Offers runs from Monday 9 January - Sunday 15 January 2012 Offers runs from Friday 13 January - Sunday 15 January 2012 $1.48 Round Rolls 12 Pack Bakery Cold shelf Streaky Bacon 1kg $13.98 each each Late week deals. Friday, Saturday and Sunday only: For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA not enough action BAG MURRAY 13 tests 598 runs, HS 90. 102 first-class games for Wellington 6257 runs, HS 213. 1 test wicket, 30 first-class wickets (best 4/43). Tawa College principal 1989 to 2002. Chairman of Tawa Historical Society since 2002. History buff: Chairman of the Tawa Historical Society, Bruce Murray says there is ''immense value'' in organisations like these recording local history before it is lost. Photo: KRIS DANDO FROM Page 4 Murray was playing for Welling- ton at 18, for his country at 26. In his first class-career he played 102 matches, scoring 6257 runs at 35.55, with six hundreds and 43 fifties. He was the NZ Cricket Almanack Player of the Year for 1970. Thirteen tests, highest score of 90, but he was part of history, being involved in the first test series win overseas (against Pakistan, 1969). What I loved about that 90 was that it was on a doctored wicket in Lahore and every run was worth two, it was hard work. They pre- pared wickets to spin, it was with their umpires, but we won the series, the first ever for New Zea- land. Cricket was never the most important thing in his life and while conceding it is a profes- sional game today, Murray hopes the modern international players have a Plan B. I remember talking to Peter Walker, who played a few tests for England, in the dressing room, andhesaidtome whatamI going to do?' [once his career was finished]. I was going back to teaching, I had no real worries.'' He rates Derek Underwood as the best bowler he faced, saying the wily Kent left-arm orthodox slow-bowler could land six balls on a very small square on the pitch. His best yarn, obviously oft-told, involves the late Ken Wadsworth, the NZ, Canterbury and Central Districts wicketkeeper, during a Wellington/CD match. Ken got given out but he'd missed it by a mile. I was in the covers but kept away from him as he swore and stomped his way off. There was a small gate as you came off the ground -- he threw his bat and hit that. Seagulls flew into the air. He threw his bat up the stairs. Mothers grabbed their children. He threw his bat as he got into the changing room. Crash, bang. Then a bloke, Yorke I think his name was [CD management] said to him, cool as you like, bad luck Ken, but I think this hole's a par three'.'' BAG Murray is one of only three players -- the other two being Englishmen W.A. Barber and A.N. Hornby -- to ever take a test wicket without conceding a run, giving him a bowling average of 0.00. It was on his beloved Basin Reserve, against India, in March, 1968. His love of history, and long linkage with the area, led him to the local historical society, where he is coming up on 10 years as chairman. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Tawa's roots, its failings, foibles and strengths. We've done plenty of books. We're a pretty motivated local lot, which is great because it means a lot is being collected and put down so there is a record. The book about local men killed in the war was popular and anything to do with the railways appeals to people.'' Volume 3 of The Best of Tawa comes out in 2012. There are plans for books on the short-lived Ranui Golf Club and a guide to the Old Porirua Rd, and an exhi- bition at the library is being planned. They even hope to appoint an archivist for all the material they've collated. History is endless, but you need to record it. There's still so much I'm learning about Tawa, I'll never know everything.''
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