Alan Kourie

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Alan John Kourie (born 30 July 1951 in Johannesburg) is a former South African first class cricketer, who played for Transvaal, from 1970/71 to 1988/89. Educated at Jeppe Boys High, he played for Transvaal in the Nuffield week, and for South African schools in 1970.

An all-rounder, he was a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and right-handed batsman. Kourie played a 127 first class matches, taking 421 wickets at an average of 23.44. He also scored 4470 runs, including 5 centuries, at an average of 34.38. In Currie Cup cricket, he played 107 matches, taking 378 wickets at 22.12 a piece, scoring 3962 runs at an average of 37.02.

Kourie played for South Africa in 16 unofficial "Tests" and was player of the year in 1980. He also received a special tribute in the S.A. Cricket Annual in 1987.

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