Former Test International & now retired Kiwi, “two-meter” Peter Fulton has come out of retirement and has been persuaded to lead the New Zealand side that will take part in the upcoming 2017 Hong Kong Sixes, scheduled to take place on October 28th & 29th @Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.
New Zealand Squad for Hong Kong Sixes:
Peter Fulton, Shanan Stewart, Roneel Hira, Brad Cachopa, Graeme Beghin, Elliott Herd and Steve Wilkins
Ronnie Hira has represented New Zealand in 15 Twenty20 internationals, while Canterbury legend Shanan Stewart has played four one-day internationals for New Zealand.
Graeme Beghin has earned a place in the limited overs Auckland Aces squad for the 2017/18 season in New Zealand, while young and promising off-spinner Elliott Herd was named 2016/17 Auckland club cricketer of the year after taking 67 wickets with a top score of 174.
Fulton himself set the record for the fastest domestic century in New Zealand, reaching his ton in 50 balls for Canterbury against Wellington in February 2017 before announcing his retirement from all professional cricket at the end of the domestic season.
New Zealand will square off against Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the tournament, re-branded as “Sixes 2.0” and making a comeback in the International cricket calendar after an absence of 5 years.