|Full name||Michael John Macaulay|
|Born||19 April 1939|
Durban, Natal, South Africa
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Domestic team information|
|1957-58 to 1959-60, 1961-62 to 1962-63, 1965-66||Transvaal|
|1963-64 to 1964-65||Orange Free State|
|1966-67 to 1968-69||North-Eastern Transvaal|
|1977-78 to 1978-79||Eastern Province|
A left-arm pace bowler who sometimes also bowled spin, Macaulay was educated at Hilton College where he played for the 1st XI. He made his first-class debut for Transvaal against Border in 1957-58, becoming a regular player in 1959-60. In 1963-64, playing for Orange Free State in the B Section of the Currie Cup, he took 37 wickets at 13.35, including career-best figures of 7 for 49 (11 for 97 in the match) against Rhodesia at Bloemfontein.
Selected for a South African Colts XI against the MCC touring team in 1964-65, he made 55 not out, his first first-class 50 when, coming in at number 11, he put on 112 for the last wicket with Jackie Botten in less than an hour. A few weeks later he took 7 for 58 when the MCC played Orange Free State, out of a first innings total of 199 for 7 declared. He was included in the South African team for the Fifth Test in Port Elizabeth, taking two wickets in a drawn match, bowling most of the time with a painfully injured heel.
He continued to play domestic first-class cricket until a knee injury forced him to retire after the 1968-69 season. However, he returned in 1977-78 at the age of 37, taking 42 wickets for Eastern Province at 23.14 and bowling more overs than anyone else in the country. After two games the next season he retired for good. He was the first player to represent five provinces in the Currie Cup, out of the nine that competed at the time.
- "Orange Free State v Rhodesia 1963-64". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Wisden 1966, p. 799.
- Wisden 1966, p. 811.
- Wisden 1966, p. 816.
- Peter van der Merwe, quoted in J. McGlew & T. Chesterfield, South Africa's Cricket Captains, Southern, Halfway House, 1994, p. 130.
- "South Africans in England, 1965", Wisden 1966, pp. 298-323.
- Wisden 1979, p. 1011.
- Christopher Martin-Jenkins, The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers, Rigby, Adelaide, 1983, p. 295.