Meteor over Marlborough - The Gary Bartlett Story

Gary Bartlett burst onto the international stage like a meteor blasting through the atmosphere. Blistering speed brilliant athleticism and movie star looks thrust the shy Blenheim teenager into the limelight and he did not disappoint stunning Ian Craig’s 1959 Australian team in his debut international series with hostile skilled fast bowling. In a career tragically cut short by a series of crippling injuries he put 42 first-class batsmen in hospital all victims of the blistering speed generated from a short rhythmical run. Bartlett played a key role in New Zealand’s first test win overseas on the epic tour of South Africa in 1961–62 and every time he played the Kiwi’s chances of winning were considerably enhanced. This is a wonderful and colourful story of courage triumph despair and controversy about a humble but very proud man embellished by the many people who contributed their Bartlett stories.


Meteor over Marlborough - The Gary Bartlett Story - Carter and Friends ISBN 9780994110367
Carter and Friends ISBN 9780994110367
Meteor over Marlborough - The Gary Bartlett Story
Gary Bartlett burst onto the international stage like a meteor blasting through the atmosphere.

Blistering speed, brilliant athleticism and movie star looks thrust the shy Blenheim teenager into the limelight and he did not disappoint, stunning Ian Craig’s 1960 Australian team in his debut international series with hostile, skilled fast bowling. In a career tragically cut short by a series of crippling injuries, he put 42 first-class batsmen in hospital, all victims of the lightening speed generated from a short rhythmical run.

Bartlett played a key role in New Zealand’s first test win overseas on the epic tour of South Africa in 1961–62 and every time he played, the Kiwi’s chances of winning were considerably enhanced.

This is a wonderful and colourful story of courage, triumph, despair and controversy, about a humble but very proud man, embellished by the many people who contributed their Bartlett stories.
  • ISBN: 9780994114006
  • Published: 1/11/2014
  • Pages: 264
  • Dimensions: 244x165mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 49.95



Used expressions:Meteor over Marlborough - The Gary Bartlett Story ,Gary Bartlett burst onto the international stage like a meteor blasting through the atmosphere. Blistering speed brilliant athleticism and movie star looks thrust the shy Blenheim teenager into the limelight and he did not disappoint stunning Ian Craig’s 1959 Australian team in his debut international series with hostile skilled fast bowling. In a career tragically cut short by a series of crippling injuries he put 42 first-class batsmen in hospital all victims of the blistering speed generated from a short rhythmical run. Bartlett played a key role in New Zealand’s first test win overseas on the epic tour of South Africa in 1961–62 and every time he played the Kiwi’s chances of winning were considerably enhanced. This is a wonderful and colourful story of courage triumph despair and controversy about a humble but very proud man embellished by the many people who contributed their Bartlett stories.

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