Sid O'Linn, South African test cricketer, dies aged 89

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Sid O'Linn, South African test cricketer, dies aged 89

Postby Misty » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:30 pm

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South Africa news December 13, 2016
Former South Africa Test cricketer Sid O'Linn dies

Former South Africa opener Sid O'Linn died in Cape Town on Sunday at the age of 89. An obdurate left-hand batsman and stand-in wicketkeeper, O'Linn had played seven Tests for South Africa between 1960 and 1961.

He also played 92 first-class matches for Transvaal, Western Province and Kent, scoring 4525 runs at 35.62. A sharp fielder in most positions when not keeping, he took 97 catches to go with six stumpings. His Test call up came in mid-1960 for a tour of England, after a season in which he scored 619 runs at 68.78 for Transvaal. On the tour, he scored his best of 98 - made over five and a half hours - at Trent Bridge. The following year he played two home Tests against New Zealand, before being dropped on form.

O'Linn's sporting skills extended beyond the cricket field: he played top-flight football for English football club Charlton Athletic, and even represented South Africa in football in one game in 1947
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Re: Sid O'Linn, South African test cricketer, dies aged 98

Postby Boycs » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:39 pm

Have you got a link to the article?

RIP.