11 Aug 2022

An exceptional sporting career: cricketer Ross Taylor

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 11 August 2022
Ross Taylor farewells Sedden Park in his final game for the Black Caps.

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The curtain came down on the international career of Black Caps batter Ross Taylor in April this year.

After 16 years representing New Zealand, his 450th and final game was at a One Day International against The Netherlands.

He's the first player from any country to make100 international appearances in all three formats of the game: test cricket, one-day internationals and Twenty20.

Ross Taylor's biography Black and White, released today spans from his Samoan-Kiwi upbringing in Masterton to becoming widely regarded as one of the country's greatest cricketers.

He talks to Susie Ferguson about his success on the pitch and also about the resilience needed to deal with some crushing disappointments, rejections and adversity.