Chris Harris reunites with his stolen debut test match cap after 10 years


Former New Zealand allrounder, Chris Harris got his test match debut cap back after 10 long years after it showed up on an auction website, Trade Me.

The veteran allrounder lost his dear cap almost ten years back when his house was burgled and he lost all hopes to see his beloved cap once again after so long.

As Harris’ cap appeared on the auction website, he received a number of phone calls regarding it, afterwards, he contacted the website himself and finally got his memorable cap back.

The cap was presented in a wooden box with two red cricket balls and a plate bearing ‘CZ Harris, No 181, NEW ZEALAND vs SRI LANKA 1992/93’ on it.


The historical cap of Harris got the highest bid of $1310, but, the item was removed from the website on Thursday.

Chris Harris told, “Our house was burgled years ago and I reported it stolen at the time, this would have been about 10 years ago,”

“It was one of the bizarre things that was stolen that day, it was pretty personal as it had my name on it too.

“I’ve had a few calls about it since the item was listed and after the story and Trade Me have been brilliant, they’ve got it back to me. I’m pretty rapt about it.”

Chris Harris was a key player for New Zealand throughout his career. He represented the Blackcaps in 23 test matches and 250 ODIs in his 14 year career that came to halt in 2004.

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