Norman Wilson has passed away at the age of 83.

The Northland cricket legend was a much respected figure in the game through his years of playing and selecting.

Wilson played 86 games for Northland and was a selector for the side during the 1966-67 and 1975-76 seasons and also was a Northern Districts manager and convener of selectors.

The former all-rounder was a life member of City Cricket Club, Northland Cricket Association and Northern Districts Cricket Association.

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A service will be held for him at 2pm on Saturday at Cobham Oval.