|Full name||Patrick Leonard Symcox|
14 April 1960 |
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Test debut (cap 255)||25–30 August 1993 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||26–29 December 1998 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 27)||22 August 1993 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||20 February 1999 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|1977-1983 1998-2000||Griqualand West|
Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006
Patrick Leonard Symcox (born 14 April 1960 in Kimberley) is a retired Test and ODI cricketer for South Africa. He played 20 Tests and 80 ODIs in the 1990s and played provincial cricket for the Natal Dolphins in Durban.
Symcox was a right-arm off-spin bowler and was known for his powerful hitting down the order and has a Test century to his name, scored against Pakistan. Symcox is co-holder of the highest ever ninth-wicket partnership of 195 runs. Symcox retired in 1998. His son, Russel, like his father, used to play provincial cricket for the Natal Dolphins. His father Rodger, also played provincial cricket for Griqualand West and the Symcox family are one of ten families in South Africa to have seen three generations play first-class cricket.
Pat Symcox now owns the REMAX property franchise on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa known as RE/MAX Coast & Country which is active in the residential and commercial property sector.
He is also a popular after-dinner speaker and plays Golf off a single figure handicap. Known as one of the tough men of the 90's Protea cricket team, he played under Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje. Prior to his cricketing career, Symcox also managed Private Hospitals and worked for Masters International acting as a managing agent many of the top sportsmen of South Africa.
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