Adam Parore

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Adam Parore
Personal information
Full name Adam Craig Parore
Born (1971-01-23) 23 January 1971 (age 48)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand
Role Wicketkeeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 171) 5 July 1990 v England
Last Test 3 April 2002 v England
ODI debut (cap 80) 31 October 1992 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 8 February 2002 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988-2002 Auckland
1998-1999 Northern Districts
2008 Chennai Superstars
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 78 179
Runs scored 2865 3314
Batting average 26.28 25.68
100s/50s 2/14 1/14
Top score 110 108
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 197/7 116/25
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Adam Craig Parore (born 23 January 1971) is a former wicket-keeper and batsman for the New Zealand cricket team. He played 78 Test cricket matches for New Zealand and 179 One Day International cricket matches.

Latterly, Parore is the managing director of financial services firm Adam Parore Mortgages.

Cricket career

He was the first Māori to represent New Zealand in cricket.[1]

After representing New Zealand for more than a decade, Parore retired from international cricket, his last Test match played against England in Auckland in 2002. He finished with 204 Test dismissals, a New Zealand record.[2]

In 2008 Parore signed for playing in the Indian Cricket League, a Twenty20 tournament.

He also holds the record for the highest One Day International innings score without a boundary (96 vs India, in Baroda, 1994).[3]

Personal life

In 2003 he married socialite and television presenter Sally Ridge, with whom he had two children, and ran a sports clothing company. Ridge and Parore were involved in a controversial house demolition when they wanted to demolish a 100-year-old house and replace it with a new building.[4]

In 2006, Parore started his own business, Adam Parore Mortgages as a mortgage broker.

In 2009 the couple were embroiled in a $1 million leaky homes lawsuit.[5] They broke up in 2010.[6][7]

In May 2011 he climbed Mount Everest,[8] the only test cricketer to do so.[9]

In March 2014 he married 22-year-old Miller Rose MacLeod-McGhie in Hokianga.[10]


  1. Cricket Selectors Change Team in Bid to Get Lucky, International Herald Tribune, Retrieved on 19 October 2007
  2. Tests – Most dismissals for New Zealand, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 19 October 2007
  3. Most One Day International runs without a boundary, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 16 January 2009
  4. Orsman, Bernard (25 March 2006). "Celebrity couple can demolish house". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Schulz, Chris (20 September 2010). "What the Kiwi gossip mags say". Retrieved 7 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Judge keeps Sally Ridge, Adam Parore asset wrangle secret", 22 March 2012, NBR
  7. Rebecca Lewis and Rachel Glucina (4 July 2010). "Tough times for Sally Ridge". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Pepperell, Susan (22 May 2011). "Adam Parore conquers Mt Everest". Retrieved 15 September 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Parore sorry for fat attack". 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Harbourside wedding for cricketer and model bride". Retrieved 9 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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