Sid O'Linn

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Sid O'Linn
Personal information
Born (1927-05-05)5 May 1927
Oudtshoorn, Cape Province
Died 11 December 2016(2016-12-11) (aged 89)
Cape Town, South Africa
Batting style Left-handed
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 92
Runs scored 297 4525
Batting average 27.00 35.62
100s/50s 0/2 4/29
Top score 98 120*
Balls bowled 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: CricketArchive

Sidney O'Linn (5 May 1927 – 11 December 2016) was a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1960 to 1961.

Born Sidney O'Linsky,[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 playing for Charlton Athletic in the English First Division.[4] While playing football in England, he played cricket for Kent, where he was the deputy wicket-keeper from 1951 to 1954.[2][4] He died in Cape Town[5] on 11 December 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sidney O'Linn". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soccer Player for Cricket Tour". The Age. 16 February 1960. 
  3. ^ Wisden 1961, p. 291.
  4. ^ a b "Sid O'Linn profile". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Former South Africa Test cricketer Sid O'Linn dies". ESPN. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Former SA cricketer O'Linn dies". SuperSport.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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