5 May 1927|
Oudtshoorn, Cape Province
|Died||11 December 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Born Sidney O'Linsky, he was a left-hander who batted down the order. He was a member of the South African tour of England in 1960, 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.
O'Linn was also a footballer, having played for South Africa against Australia in 1947, and later playing for Charlton Athletic in the English First Division. While playing football in England, he played cricket for Kent, where he was the deputy wicket-keeper from 1951 to 1954. He died in Cape Town on 11 December 2016.
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