Glen Hall (cricketer)

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Glen Hall
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 32
Runs scored 0 306
Batting average 0.00 7.84
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 0 63
Balls bowled 186 6105
Wickets 1 110
Bowling average 94.00 29.66
5 wickets in innings 0 5
10 wickets in match 0 2
Best bowling 1/94 9/122
Catches/stumpings 0/- 12/-
Source: Cricinfo

Glen Gordon Hall (24 May 1938, Pretoria, Transvaal – 26 June 1987, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1965.

A "tall leg-spinner, quickish with both googly and top-spinner in his repertoire",[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisden 1988, p. 1204.
  2. ^ Wisden 1966, pp. 805-809.
  3. ^ David Frith, Silence of the Heart, Mainstream, London, 2001, pp. 105-106.

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