Alan Connolly

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Alan Connolly
Personal information
Full name Alan Norman Connolly
Born (1939-06-29) 29 June 1939 (age 75)
Skipton, Victoria, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut 6 December 1963 v South Africa
Last Test 9 January 1971 v England
Only ODI 5 January 1971 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1959–1971 Victoria
1969–1970 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 29 1 201 32
Runs scored 260 1,073 70
Batting average 10.40 8.79 7.77
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 37 40 13
Balls bowled 7,818 64 43,578 1,536
Wickets 102 0 676 41
Bowling average 29.22 26.58 21.24
5 wickets in innings 4 0 25 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 4 0
Best bowling 6/47 0/62 9/67 5/22
Catches/stumpings 17/– 0/– 77/– 9/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 20 October 2010

Alan Norman Connolly (born 29 June 1939, Skipton, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 29 Tests and one ODI from 1963 to 1971.

Connolly was a fast bowler early in his career, but slowed his pace to increase his accuracy and became a reliable support bowler in partnership with Garth McKenzie. He was instrumental in Australia's 159-run victory at Old Trafford in 1968,[1] the only time England lost a match in a sequence of 40 Tests between 1966 and 1971. He headed Australia's bowling figures for the series, with 23 wickets at 21.34. He played the 1969 and 1970 seasons for Middlesex.

On the tour of South Africa in 1969-70 he took 20 wickets at 26.10, in a series in which Australia lost all four Tests, and his four fellow pace bowlers took only 17 wickets between them at a combined average of 61.70.

He was recalled for his last Test match in the Fourth Test at Sydney in the 1970-71 Ashes series, but was dropped after taking just one wicket in Australia's 299-run loss. He retired from first-class cricket at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ p59, John Snow, Cricket Rebel, Hamlyn, 1976

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