John Christopher Tynan | December 5, 1925 - August 23, 2020

Cricket Wellington is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Christopher Tynan, also known as Jack Tynan.

At aged 94 Jack was Wellington’s oldest living first-class cricketer, having played four first-class matches for Wellington between 1951 and 1954. He also played 136 matches for Karori, scoring 4280 runs, including three centuries and is one of just eight batsmen to top the 4000 runs mark for the club. Jack was also a strong bowler taking 103 wickets for Karori with best figures of 4-16.

While his cricket achievements were impressive, it was on the hockey field where Jack truly excelled, representing New Zealand between 1948 and 1956, including at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne where New Zealand finished sixth.

In 2012 Jack was one of 29 Sports Legends of Wellington honoured with a permanent plaque which were unveiled by Sport Wellington at the ASB Sports Centre.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s family at this difficult time.

Article added: Wednesday 26 August 2020