Damian D'Oliveira

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Damian Basil D'Oliveira (19 October 1960 – 29 June 2014) was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire, and was the Academy director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Playing for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995, during his career he scored more than 9,000 first-class runs, with a best single-innings total of 237.[1][2]

His father, Basil, played first-class cricket for Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980, and England from 1966 to 1972. His uncle, Ivan, also played first-class cricket for Leicestershire in 1967. His son, Brett, currently plays for Worcestershire.

After a two-and-a-half-year battle, D'Oliveira died of cancer in the early hours of 29 June 2014.[1] He is survived by his wife and three children.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Former Worcestershire batsman dies". BBC Sport. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Worcestershire announce academy director Damian D’Oliveira has died". The Guardian. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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