Vincent Barnes

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Vincent Barnes
Personal information
Full name Vincent Alexander Barnes
Born (1960-02-15) 15 February 1960 (age 57)
Cape Town, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1978-1992 Western Province
1985-1986 Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 68 5
Runs scored 423 0
Batting average 9.83 -
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 41* -
Balls bowled 11481 246
Wickets 323 10
Bowling average 11.95 16.70
5 wickets in innings 24 0
10 wickets in match 6 -
Best bowling 9-46 3-18
Catches/stumpings 45/0 2/0

Vincent Alexander Barnes (born 15 February 1960 in Cape Town) is a former South African first-class cricketer who played for Western Province and Transvaal.

Barnes, a coloured fast bowler with a slingy action, played most of his cricket during the apartheid years which meant he was confined to the Howa Bowl.[1] The Western Province paceman was the competition's most successful bowler and topped the wicket-taking lists with 41 wickets at 7.75 in 1982/83 and 42 wickets at 10.14 in 1986/87. Barnes also spent a season at Transvaal in 1985/86 and was one of three bowlers to finish with a competition high 36 scalps.[2] He took his career best figures of 9 for 46 in the second innings of a match against Natal in 1983/84.[3]

Following his retirement from cricket, Barnes became a coach and was in charge of South Africa's Under-19s from 1997 to 1999. He was then appointed as the coach of South Africa A before joining the national team as an assistant coach to Mickey Arthur.[4]