Matt Beresford Poore was born on June 1, 1930, in Christchurch. He was an international cricketer who played 14 tests for New Zealand in the 1950s. He had a short but colourful 14-test career alongside two greats Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid, the latter New Zealand’s oldest living test cricketer who turned 92 last week. Poore was one of the key members of the New Zealand side from the beginning to the mid-1950s. A technically correct right-handed hitter and more than a helpful bowler. Poore played first-class cricket for Canterbury from 1950-51 to 1956-57 and returned for three other games during the 1961-62 season. Making his debut against South Africa, he scored 45 and 8 not out, with 2 for 28 and 2 for 43. That continued to be his best game for New Zealand. Poore traveled to South Africa and scored 170 runs in all five tests. He also went to Pakistan and India, but had a very mediocre series: 132 races in seven races. Overall, in his first-class career, Poore scored two hundred and his highest score was 142 against the Central Districts. The other ton was a 103 against Otago, where he climbed 4-for-74 in the first innings as well. While on tour in India, Poore recorded his best bowling figures: 5 for 27 against Indian University. Poor as his teammates became ill during the tour of Pakistan and India. He suffered from gastric medications and fell asleep while standing in the field. During the Bangalore test, Poore was bitten by a stray dog that he was trying to remove from the field. He had to take antibiotic injections in the stomach for the next week, which were monitored by members of his team since there were no medical personnel.
He Was 90 years old.
A right-handed middle-order hitter and practical out-of-turn bowler, Poore played for Canterbury from 1950-51 to 1957-58, then returned for three games in 1961-62. His highest score was 142 opening the batting against the Central Districts in 1954-55, a game in which the next highest score was 55.  It was the highest score on the Plunket Shield in the 1954-55 season. His other century was 103, opening the batting against Auckland in 1956-57 after taking 4-for-72 (47.2–22–72–4 figures) in the first innings. His best bowling was 5 out of 27 against Indian universities in the final match of the 1955-56 tour. Commenting on Poore’s 70 innings in his second game for Canterbury in 1950-51, Dick Brittenden wrote: “His graceful handling and easy footwork marked him out as a future New Zealand hitter, and he became one, only to disappoint his fans regularly, looking for the best hitter in the country and inexplicably and too often getting small scores. ”
Poore made his test debut in March 1953 against South Africa in Auckland. He made 170 races in the five-test series in South Africa in 1953-54. He also toured Pakistan and India in 1955-56, playing in seven of the eight tests, but scoring just 131 runs at 11.90 and taking 4 wickets at 64.25. His best performances on the test came in his first test, when he did 45 and 8 no and took 2 for 28 and 2 for 43. Although he failed to do a half-century Test in his 14 matches, and in fact has the record for the longest Test race without half a century or a three wicket course, made two hundred in world class cricket. Like most of the New Zealand team, Poore suffered an illness during the tour of Pakistan and India. During a game, affected by his gastric medication, he went to sleep standing on the field. In Bangalore, he was bitten by a stray dog he was removing from the field, and had to receive antibiotic injections into his stomach for the next two weeks, most of them administered by his teammates in the absence of medical assistance.
Poore and wife Rae were married in 1957, and 63 years later she was by her husband’s side when he died on Thursday at their North Shore retirement village, Auckland, on June 11, 2020. They had only one child whose name, Richard Poore.
Death And Tribute
Matt Poore has passed away. we got to know about this through the news posted across social medias earlier today. For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth. Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his death was announced. Matt Poore cause of death is still unknown. We will update you as soon as we have more information. It is with incredible sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague has passed away. Celebrate his life, leave a kind word for him. Friends, Family and Loved ones has poured out their grieve and condolence to honor the passing away of the deceased. We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace.
Matt Poore has passed away. we got to know about this through the news posted across social medias earlier today. For every start of a journey, there must be an end. His journey has sadly come to an end on earth. Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his death was announced. Matt Poore cause of death is still unknown. We will update you as soon as we have more information. It is with incredible sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague has passed away. Celebrate his life, leave a kind word for him. Friends, Family and Loved ones has poured out their grieve and condolence to honor the passing away of the deceased. We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace. It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. I wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever. I promise to keep you alive in my memories. You have left a void no one can fill. They are not many in the world like you and today the earth mourns the loss of an angel. May you rest in peace. Even in death you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. I pray you find peace and rest wherever you are.
Richard Booch tweeted:
Sad to hear that former New Zealand and Canterbury batsman Matt Poore passed away this morning, aged 90. NZ Test representative No.63, Poore played 14 Tests, scoring 355 runs at 15.43 in a career notable for a number of a strange and discomforting events.
His Son Statement
Richard Poore, their only child, said of his father: “If I was a cricketer of his status I probably would have been a lot more proud. Dad was a very humble person, he didn’t talk much about it and it was never a status symbol with him. He just played cricket because he loved the game, and a lot of his stories were just short quips.” Needless to say, Thursday was a somber one as the family gathered. “He was the father that I think every kid would have wished for. He was a decent human being, a good guy,” Richard Poore said.