Brian McMillan

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Brian McMillan
Personal information
Full name Brian Mervin McMillan
Born 22 December 1963 (1963-12-22) (age 53)
Welkom, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1984–1989 Transvaal/B
1986 Warwickshire
1989–2000 Western Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 38 78
Runs scored 1968 841
Batting average 39.35 23.36
100s/50s 3/13 1/0
Top score 113 127
Balls bowled 6048 3623
Wickets 75 70
Bowling average 33.82 36.98
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/65 4/32
Catches/stumpings 49/- 42/-
Source: Cricinfo[1], 25 January 2006

Brian Mervin McMillan (born 22 December 1963 in Welkom and grew up in Carletonville, South Africa) played 38 Tests and 78 One Day Internationals for South Africa from 1991 to 1998. He was rated by many as the best allrounder in the world in the mid-1990s, and won South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year awards in 1991 and 1996.

McMillan was a right arm medium-pace bowler and right-handed batsman. He was also a leading slip fielder, and holds the highest percentage of catches per Test for an outfielder in South Africa Test cricket history.

International career[edit]

McMillan made his Test debut in November 1992, against India at Durban, in South Africa's first home Test match in over 20 years. He was to become a key member of the South African team post their re-admittance to world cricket in 1991.

Domestic career[edit]

In domestic cricket, he represented Transvaal for four seasons from 1984-85 to 1988-89, and Western Province from 1989-90 until his retirement in the 1999-00 season . He also spent a season with Warwickshire in 1986.

Beyond cricket[edit]

McMillan has also been a professional teacher in a Durban university. He currently heads an office automation firm in Cape Town.[1]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Brian McMillan
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 113 17  Pakistan South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa New Wanderers Stadium 19 January 1995 Won
[2] 100* 20  England South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa New Wanderers Stadium 30 November 1995 Drawn
[3] 103* 28  India South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 2 January 1997 Won

ODI centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries of Brian McMillan
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 127 42  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 21 October 1995 Won

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 9 December 1992 9.4-0-32-4, 1 Ct. ; DNB  South Africa won by 6 wickets.[2]
2 Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 September 1993 35 (43 balls: 1x4) ; 5-1-12-3, 3 Ct.  South Africa won by 124 runs.[3]