Norton Fredrick

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Norton Fredrick
Personal information
Full name Norton Fredrick
Born (1937-11-14)14 November 1937
Wattala, Sri Lanka
Died 10 August 2011(2011-08-10) (aged 73)
Wattala, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 13
Runs scored 196
Batting average 17.81
100s/50s –/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 1,946
Wickets 41
Bowling average 25.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/43
Catches/stumpings 3
Source: Cricinfo, 12 August 2011

Norton Fredrick (14 November 1937, Wattala – 10 August 2011, Wattala) was a Sri Lankan cricketer. He was primarily a fast bowler who represented Ceylon from 1964 until 1968 before retiring due to family commitments.

On his first-class debut in the Gopalan Trophy in March 1964, he took a hat-trick.[1] When Ceylon defeated India in Ahmedabad in January 1965, he took seven wickets in the match, all of top-order batsmen.[2]

He had two sons, one of whom died while serving as an Army officer during the Sri Lankan Civil War.


Fredrick died, aged 73, on 10 August 2011, in his native Wattala, a suburb of Colombo. A road near his home is named after him.[3]


  1. ^ "Ceylon Board President's XI v Madras 1963-64". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "India v Ceylon, Ahmedabad 1964-65". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Wisden 2012, p. 198.

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