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Adam Parore : biography

23 January 1971 -

Adam Craig Parore (born 23 January 1971) is a former wicket-keeper and batsman for the New Zealand cricket team. He played 78 Test cricket matches for New Zealand and 179 One Day International cricket matches.

Latterly, Parore is the managing director of financial services firm Adam Parore Mortgages.

Cricket career

He was the first Māori to represent New Zealand in cricket., International Herald Tribune, Retrieved on 19 October 2007

After representing New Zealand for more than a decade, Parore retired from international cricket, his last Test match played against England in Auckland in 2002. He finished with 204 Test dismissals, a New Zealand record., Cricinfo, Retrieved on 19 October 2007

In 2008 Parore signed for playing in the Indian Cricket League, a Twenty20 tournament.

He also holds the record for the highest One Day International innings score without a boundary (96 vs India, in Baroda, 1994)., Cricinfo, Retrieved on 16 January 2009

Personal life

In 2003 he married socialite and television presenter Sally Ridge, with whom he had two children, and ran a sports clothing company. Ridge and Parore were involved in a controversial house demolition when they wanted to demolish a 100 year old house and replace it with a new building.

In 2006, Parore started his own business, Adam Parore Mortgages as a mortgage broker.

In 2009 the couple were embroiled in a $1 million leaky homes lawsuit. They broke up in 2010., 22 March 2012, NBR

In May 2011 he summited Mount Everest, the only test cricketer to do so.

Living octopus

Living octopus

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