One of the newest BLACKCAPS is Tim McIntosh. Born and bred in Auckland, this talented left hand opening batsman has made his mark on the team already.
Seen as a four day specialist, he got the call up for the BLACKCAPS at the age of 29, debuting in his first Test in Dunedin against the West Indies.
Tim is a product of Auckland Grammar where he played as a youth and his club is Parnell.
His best cricketing memory to date is scoring was scoring his first Test century, which came against the West Indies in the second Test at Napier in 2008. He says the toughest thing is the mental barrier regarding scoring a ton. “You have to break it down into small targets. When you are in the 90s you generally play low risk cricket to make it to 100.”
When Tim isn’t being a BLACKCAP he loves getting out and about visiting friends and family, spending time with his partner, fishing or playing soccer or golf – he plays off a 16 handicap.
Quick fire questions
1.What’s your favourite place to play?
“I really like Eden Park. It’s a nice ground with good history and it’s a great spot to watch cricket.”
2.What would you like to say to BLACKCAPS supporters?
“Get down to watch some exciting cricket this season and show your true colours.”
3.Advice for those who want to be a BLACKCAP?
“If you’ve got a desire realise its possible and it can happen. If you work hard and really want something you can get it.”