Alan Dawson (cricketer)

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Alan Dawson
Personal information
Born27 November 1969 (1969-11-27) (age 50)
Cape Town, Cape Province
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
1992–2004Western Province
2004–2007Western Province Boland/Cape Cobras
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 2 19
Runs scored 10 69
Batting average 10.00 23.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 10 23*
Balls bowled 252 901
Wickets 5 21
Bowling average 23.39 34.04
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/20 4/49
Catches/stumpings 0/- 2/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 January 2006

Alan Charles Dawson (born 27 November 1969 in Cape Town, Cape Province) is a South African cricketer who played two Tests and 19 One Day Internationals for South Africa as a seam bowler.

His international career lasted from 1998 to 2004, yielding 21 ODI wickets at a bowling average of 34.04 and five Test wickets at 23.39. However, both of his Tests were against bottom-ranked Bangladesh.

Dawson's best 'international' performance occurred in the semi-final of the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. South Africa had lost nine wickets when Dawson joined Nicky Boje at the crease. They put on a partnership to steer South Africa into the final where they beat Australia (captained by Steve Waugh)

Dawson's best batting in first class cricket occurred in a Supersport Series final when Western Province had lost much of their upper order and Dawson and Eric Simons rescued them to post a decent total which they defended.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joe Scuderi
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by
Roger Harper