|Full name||Patrick Leonard Symcox|
14 April 1960 |
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
|Test debut (cap 255)||25 August 1993 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||26 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 former South African Test and ODI cricketer. 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.
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.
|Test centuries of Pat Symcox|
|||108||17||Pakistan||Johannesburg, South Africa||New Wanderers Stadium||14 February 1998||Drawn|
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||4 December 1997||27* (32 balls: 2x4) ; 10–1–28–4||South Africa won by 67 runs.|
|2||South Africa||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||18 August 1998||51 (39 balls: 2x4, 4x6) ; 10–0–36–2, 1 Ct.||South Africa won by 14 runs.|
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