Omar Henry

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Omar Henry
Personal information
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 248) 13 November 1992 v India
Last Test 2 January 1993 v India
ODI debut (cap 19) 2 March 1992 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 11 April 1992 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973–1976 Western Province SACB team
1977–1984 Western Province/B
1984–1989 1993–1994 Boland
1984–1989 Impalas
1989–1992 Scotland
1989–1993 Orange Free State
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 3 3 131 153
Runs scored 53 20 4566 2282
Batting average 17.66 10.00 27.34 12.21
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 5/20 0/0
Top score 34 11 125 73*
Balls bowled 427 149 27,060 6,680
Wickets 3 2 443 105
Bowling average 63.00 62.50 25.17 39.67
5 wickets in innings 0 0 22
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 2/56 1/31 7/22 3/9
Catches/stumpings 2/- 1/- 129/- 56/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2014

Omar Henry (born 23 January 1952 in Stellenbosch, Cape Province) is a former cricketer who played in three Tests and three One Day Internationals for South Africa. He is notable for being the first non-white player of the modern era (after Charles Llewellyn in 1912) to play cricket for South Africa.[1] He played extensively in Scotland.

He later served on the South African national selection panel, which he chaired for a time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Reaches Half Century, BBC News

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