Paul Barton’s Test career started in special fashion, hitting 54 at Durban in his debut innings. He missed New Zealand’s first win on foreign soil at Cape Town but returned for the final Test of the tour, and a victory which saw the series drawn, at Port Elizabeth. In that match, he hit 109 – his only Test century.

The following summer he once again donned Test whites but found England a tougher opponent. After 45 runs in six innings, his Test career was over.

In his interview with Erin Campbell, Paul talks about his passion for the game at all levels, right through until his days as a Masters cricketer.

All photos: Brian Bassano Collection,

Paul Barton’s profile from Cricket Archive via the BLACKCAPS’ archive.