Damian D'Oliveira

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Damian D'Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Damian Basil D'Oliveira
Born (1960-10-19)19 October 1960
Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa
Died 29 June 2014(2014-06-29) (aged 53)
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium, right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1982–1995 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 234 265
Runs scored 9504 4822
Batting average 27.62 22.96
100s/50s 10/46 1/19
Top score 237 103
Balls bowled 4489 1044
Wickets 55 28
Bowling average 45.09 27.07
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/68 3/12
Catches/stumpings 205/– 68/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 19 July 2015

Damian Basil D'Oliveira (19 October 1960 – 29 June 2014) was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire, and was the Academy director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Playing for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995, during his career he scored more than 9,000 first-class runs, with a best single-innings total of 237.[1][2]

His father, Basil, played first-class cricket for Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980, and England from 1966 to 1972. His uncle, Ivan, also played first-class cricket for Leicestershire in 1967. His son, Brett, currently plays for Worcestershire.

After a two-and-a-half-year battle, D'Oliveira died of cancer in the early hours of 29 June 2014.[1] He is survived by his wife and three children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Worcestershire batsman dies". BBC Sport. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Worcestershire announce academy director Damian D'Oliveira has died". The Guardian. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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