Ossie Dawson

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Ossie Dawson
Personal information
Full name Oswald Charles Dawson
Born (1919-09-01)1 September 1919
Durban, Natal
Died 22 December 2008(2008-12-22) (aged 89)
Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 9 75
Runs scored 293 3804
Batting average 20.92 34.58
100s/50s 0/1 6/20
Top score 55 182
Balls bowled 1294 9563
Wickets 10 123
Bowling average 57.79 27.86
5 wickets in innings 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/57 5/42
Catches/stumpings 10/- 76/-
Source: CricketArchive

Oswald Charles "Ossie" Dawson MC (1 September 1919, Durban, Natal – 22 December 2008, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in 9 Tests, all against England, in the 1947 and 1948-49 series.

He was a medium pace bowler and a useful late middle order batsman who was an important player for Natal from 1938-39 to 1949-50 and Border from 1951-52 to 1961-62. He also played baseball for Natal.[1]

Before he came to prominence on the cricket field, he had a distinguished record in World War II. He served with the Royal Durban Light Infantry at the Battle of El Alamein and later won a Military Cross in Italy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Short, The Trevor Goddard Story, Purfleet, Durban, 1965, p. 18.
  2. ^ Ossie Dawson dies aged 89 Retrieved January 5, 2013.

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