Glen Hall (cricketer)
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A "tall leg-spinner, quickish with both googly and top-spinner in his repertoire", Glen Hall had a remarkable start to his first-class career. Playing for South African Universities against Western Province in 1960-61, he took 4 for 24 and 9 for 122. His form in subsequent seasons was less productive, but against the touring MCC in 1964-65 in consecutive matches he took 4 for 113 for South African Universities and 6 for 145 for North-Eastern Transvaal, each time for a team that lost by an innings. He was selected for the Third Test shortly afterwards, but took only 1 for 94.
Playing for North-Eastern Transvaal in the B Section of the Currie Cup in 1965-66 he took 27 wickets at 26.11, including 7 for 137 and 4 for 95 against Orange Free State at Pretoria. His form fell away in following seasons, and he played no first-class cricket after 1967-68.
As a batsman he passed 20 only twice in his career, but each time he made a 50. His highest score was for Eastern Province against Transvaal in 1961-62, when he hit 63, his side's top score in a match it lost by an innings.
He graduated in pharmacy from Rhodes University, married a former Miss South Africa, and they had two sons. After their divorce in the 1980s he became a recluse, and after several suicide attempts he shot and killed himself, at the age of 49.
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