Todd Astle father Alec Morrison Astle is a former New Zealand cricketer. Alec Morrison Astle played as a bowler in New Zealand for the Central Districts in the 1978–79 season.

Todd Astle, a New Zealand cricket player who competes for the country’s cricket squad, is a sports enthusiast. While playing first-class cricket for Canterbury, Astle developed into a bowling all-rounder over the course of his cricket career.

He started out as an opening batter, representing New Zealand in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He played his first Test match for New Zealand in Sri Lanka in 2012, but he did not participate in another international competition until 2015.

Todd Astle Father Alec Morrison Astle

Todd Astle father Alec Morrison Astle participated in two first-class games for the Central Districts during the 1978–1979 campaign. He participated in the Hawke Cup for Manawatu as well. He is a Feilding native.

In 2015, Massey University granted him a PhD for his doctoral dissertation, which he had written about the value of amateur cricket. A textbook on the growth of sport in communities and schools, Sport Development in Action: Plan, Programmer and Practice, is co-authored by him.

Astle co-authored 125 Not Out, the official biography of the Manawat Cricket Association, with fellow Central Districts and Manawat player Murray Brown in 2021.

Alec Morrison Astle is An Important Part of New Zealand History

Astle worked at Palmerston North Boys’ High School for 24 years as a teacher, cricket coach, and important staff member. He also served as the school’s deputy rector. After that, he worked in Christchurch for more than ten years as the national development manager for New Zealand Cricket.

After that, he was a community sport manager for Spark. He held the position of President of the Christchurch Metro Cricket Association while residing in Christchurch, and the 2019 Sport Canterbury Awards presented him with a Lifetime Service Award in appreciation of his dedication.

Alec Morrison Astle Helped his Son Choose his Career

Alec had been an influential character in Todd’s life. After all he followed into the footsteps of his father to become a well renowned cricketer.

He wanted to become an established cricketer since he was a small child. Eventually the big day came when in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Astle batted first for the New Zealand under-19s and did not throw a pitch.

Only potential Test cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara from India and Eoin Morgan from Ireland scored more runs during the cup than he did. In the first-class Plunket Shield in December 2005, Astle made his debut for the state team Canterbury. For the following four years, he mainly played as an opening batsman.