Sid O'Linn

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Sid O'Linn
Personal information
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 92
Runs scored 297 4525
Batting average 27.00 35.62
100s/50s 0/2 4/29
Top score 98 120*
Balls bowled 256
Wickets 2
Bowling average 59.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/14
Catches/stumpings 4/- 97/6
Source: CricketArchive

Sidney O'Linn (born 5 May 1927 in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province) is a former South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1960 to 1961.

He was a nuggety left-hander who batted down the order, often saving the day when more illustrious names like Jackie McGlew and John Waite had been dismissed. He was a member of the South African tour of England in 1960,[1] the first to be confronted by anti-apartheid demonstrations, and scored 98 (his highest in Tests) at Lord's before being controversially caught in the slips by Colin Cowdrey.

O'Linn was also a talented footballer, having played for South Africa against Australia in 1947,[1] and later playing for Charlton Athletic in the English First Division.[2] While playing football in England, he also played cricket for Kent.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Soccer Player for Cricket Tour". The Age. 16 February 1960. 
  2. ^ "South Africa / Players / Sid O'Linn". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2010.