Gavin Rolf Larsen (born 27 September 1962 Wellington) is a former New Zealandcricketer, who specialised in the art of economical bowling. He was known playfully by his team mates as 'The Postman'. His friends call his nickname of 'The Postman' came about as a compliment. Gavin Larsen finished his career with an exceptional economy rate in ODI cricket of 3.76 the norm is usually somewhere between 4 and 4.50 in his 121 ODIs, stretching over a ten year span. He also played eightTestswith reasonable success, taking 24 wickets. However, as a useful batsman and handy bowler, he held a place in the one day side and played a major part in New Zealand reaching the semi final stage of the1999 cricket World Cup. Gavin Larsen earned his 100th ODI wicket in his home town of Wellington, claiming the prize scalp of Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Unusually for a New Zealand player, he played his entirefirst classcareer with one team, Wellington. He also captained the side in the 1994 Australasian Cup inSharjahin theUnited Arab Emirates, where New Zealand reached the semi finals of a six team tournament. Gavin Larsen is now the CEO of Cricket Wellington and has been appointed on July 8, 2015 as a selector of the New Zealand cricket team.