Sid O'Linn

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Sid O'Linn
Sid O'Linn of Charlton Athletic.jpg
O'Linn as a Charlton player
Personal information
Full nameSidney O'Linn
Born(1927-05-05)5 May 1927
Oudtshoorn, Cape Province
Died11 December 2016(2016-12-11) (aged 89)
Randburg, South Africa
BattingLeft-handed
RoleWicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut9 June 1960 v England
Last Test26 December 1961 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1945/46–1946/47Western Province
1951–1954Kent
1957/58–1965/66Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 92
Runs scored 297 4,525
Batting average 27.00 35.62
100s/50s 0/2 4/29
Top score 98 120*
Balls bowled 0 256
Wickets 2
Bowling average 59.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/14
Catches/stumpings 4/– 97/6
Source: CricInfo, 24 October 2018

Sidney O'Linn (5 May 1927 – 11 December 2016) was a South African sportsman who played Test cricket in seven Tests for South Africa between 1960 to 1961 and professional football for South Africa.

Born Sidney Olinsky,[1] he was a left-hander who batted down the order. He was a member of the South African tour of England in 1960,[2] the first to be confronted by anti-apartheid demonstrations, and scored 98 (his highest in Tests) in six hours at Trent Bridge before being caught in the slips by Colin Cowdrey.[3]

O'Linn was also a footballer, having played for South Africa against Australia in 1947,[2] and later making 187 appearances for Charlton Athletic in the English First Division.[4][5][6] While playing football in England, he played cricket for Kent County Cricket Club, where he was the deputy wicket-keeper from 1951 to 1954.[2][5] He died in Randburg on 11 December 2016.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lightman, Daniel (13 January 2017). "Sidney O'Linn". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Soccer Player for Cricket Tour". The Age. 16 February 1960.
  3. ^ Wisden 1961, p. 291.
  4. ^ Alfred L (2016) The man who wouldn't say 'Mister', CricInfo, 2016-12-17. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  5. ^ a b "Sid O'Linn profile". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Sid O'Linn". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Former South Africa Test cricketer Sid O'Linn dies". ESPN. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Former SA cricketer O'Linn dies". SuperSport.com. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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