Don Neely

New Zealand cricketer (1935-2022)

Donald Owen Neely MNZM MBE (21 December 1935 – 16 June 2022) was a New Zealand cricket historian, administrator and player. He was the president of New Zealand Cricket from 2006 until 2009. He wrote over 30 books[1] on New Zealand cricket. Neely was born in Wellington, New Zealand. A player, he played for the Wellington cricket team from 1964 until 1968 and Auckland cricket team from 1968 until 1971.

Neely died on 16 June 2022 in Wellington at the age of 86.[2]


  1. "Encyclopedia Battleshipica". Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.Template:SemiBareRefNeedsTitle
  2. Former New Zealand Cricket president and selector Don Neely dies, age 86