Lindsay Kline

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Lindsay Kline
Personal information
Born (1934-09-29)29 September 1934
Died 2 October 2015(2015-10-02) (aged 81)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 13 88
Runs scored 58 559
Batting average 8.28 8.59
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 15* 37*
Balls bowled 2373
Wickets 34 276
Bowling average 22.82 27.39
5 wickets in innings 1 11
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 7/75 7/75
Catches/stumpings 9/0 56/0
Source: [1]

Lindsay Francis Kline (29 September 1934 – 2 October 2015) was an Australian and Victorian cricketer.[1] He played in 13 Tests for Australia and 88 first-class matches between 1955/56 and 1961/62. He was a left-arm spin bowler, bowling left-arm unorthodox spin (or chinaman).

Kline is probably best remembered for his involvement in the outcome of two Test matches of the 1960/61 West Indies tour of Australia. He was the batsman who faced the seventh ball of the last over off Wes Hall in the famous Tied Test between Australia and West Indies at The Gabba in Brisbane in 1960. He also partnered all-rounder Ken Mackay in a 109-minute last wicket stand in the Fourth Test of the same series at the Adelaide Oval which forced a remarkable draw.

Kline is one of the few cricketers to have taken a hat-trick in Test cricket, which he did in Cape Town in 1957/58 in his second Test.

In the Second Test in Lahore in 1959/60 he took 7 wickets for 75 in the 2nd innings. Despite playing well in India and Pakistan, his form dropped at home. He was in the touring party to England in 1961 but did not play in any of the Test matches.

Kline attended Camberwell High School from 1949 to 1950.[2]

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  1. ^ "Australian spinner Lindsay Kline dies at 81". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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