Rex Sellers (cricketer)

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Rex Sellers
Personal information
Full name Reginald Hugh Durning Sellers
Born (1940-08-20) 20 August 1940 (age 77)
Bulsar (now Valsad), Gujarat, India
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 230) 17 October 1964 v India
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 53
Runs scored 0 1089
Batting average 18.14
100s/50s 0/2
Top score 0 87
Balls bowled 30 9102
Wickets 121
Bowling average 38.45
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 5/36
Catches/stumpings 1/– 41/–
Source: Cricinfo

Reginald Hugh Durning Sellers OAM (born 20 August 1940) is a former Test cricketer (Australian test cap 230). A tall leg-spinner, he played one Test match for Australia in India (the country of his birth), in October 1964, in which he was bowled for a duck, took one catch and bowled five overs for 17 runs without taking a wicket.

His playing career was severely restricted when cysts developed under a tendon attached to his spinning finger, and he retired after the 1966–67 season.[1] However Sellers (affectionately known as 'Sahib' in cricket circles) has had a long career serving the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) in both selection and administrative roles, and was made a life member of the SACA. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Australia Day Honours, for "service to the sport of cricket, particularly as an administrator."[2]


  1. ^ Skene, Patrick (2016-01-12). "The forgotten story of ... Rex Sellers, the Indian-Australian leg-spinner". The Guardian (Australia). Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Australia Day 2013 Honours List". Sydney Morning Herald. 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 

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