David Sincock

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David Sincock
Personal information
Born (1942-02-01) 1 February 1942 (age 75)
North Adelaide, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 46
Runs scored 80 838
Batting average 26.66 17.45
100s/50s 0/0 0/4
Top score 29 61*
Balls bowled 724
Wickets 8 159
Bowling average 51.25 36.87
5 wickets in innings 0 10
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 3/67 7/48
Catches/stumpings 2/0 27/0
Source: Cricinfo

David John Sincock (born 1 February 1942, North Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in three Tests from 1964 to 1966.

Nicknamed "Evil Dick" by his team-mates, Sincock was called "one of the most interesting bowlers I have ever played against" by Garry Sobers, who claimed that Sincock turned the ball more than any other bowler he had faced and had an unreadable googly.[1] However, Sobers noted that Sincock was too inconsistent, bowling an over of long hops and full tosses for every unplayable delivery.[1] His last Test was against England in the Third Test at Sydney in 1965-66, Sincock was hit for 0/98, but made a fighting 29 and 27 as Australia suffered their worst home defeat in over 50 years. The selectors promptly dropped five players including Sincock and the stand-in captain, Brian Booth, neither of whom played for Australia again.

Sincock dropped out of first-class cricket after the 1965-66 season, moving to Sydney where he played for Sydney Grade Cricket club Northern District.[2] He later said, "I definitely didn't want to be a professional sportsman ... Once I'd got a guy out I couldn't really see the point in getting him out again next week."[3] He became a successful business executive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sobers, p. 85
  2. ^ "Clews to try for Sydney team", The Canberra Times, 29 August 1972, p. 20.
  3. ^ Haigh, p. 275.

Sources[edit]

  • Haigh, G. (1997) The Summer Game: Australia in test cricket 1949-71, Text Publishing: Melbourne. ISBN 9781875847440.
  • Sobers, G. (1988) Twenty Years at the Top, MacMillan London, ISBN 978-0-330-30868-7.

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