Norman Norton

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Norman Norton
Personal information
Born 11 May 1881
Grahamstown, Cape Colony
Died 27 June 1968(1968-06-27) (aged 87)
East London, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 15
Runs scored 9 347
Batting average 4.50 15.08
100s/50s 0 / 0 0 / 2
Top score 7 57
Balls bowled 90 1798
Wickets 4 49
Bowling average 11.75 15.75
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 4/47 6/34
Catches/stumpings 0 / 0 7 / 0

Norman Ogilvie Norton (11 May 1881 – 27 June 1968) was a South African all-rounder cricketer. He was also a lawyer by career and became a provincial administrator for the game.

Norton's first-class debut was with Western Province versus an Australian team in 1902 but had no score on that occasion. He returned in 1907 under the Border team and within two years attained a personal best score of 57 during a game in Cape Town against Western Province. In another game at Cape Town during the 1908/09 season, he achieved a 6 for 34 bowling score against Eastern Province, also recording ten wickets (10 for 92) and a second and last first-class 50

In the 1909/10 season, Norton played in the fifth Test match during a series with England's visiting Marylebone Cricket Club. On that occasion, Norton picked up four wickets for 47 with Jack Hobbs and Frank Woolley, scoring 2 and 7.

References[edit]

  1. World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins published by Oxford University Press (1996),
  2. The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877-1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall published by Headline Book Publishing (1995),
  3. www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players.