Neil Adcock      

Full name Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock

Born March 8, 1931, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died January 6, 2013, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal (aged 81 years 304 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 39 12 146 24 5.40 0 0 1 4 0
First-class 99 117 35 451 41 5.50 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 46 6391 2195 104 6/43 8/87 21.10 2.06 61.4 5 5 0
First-class 99 19708 6989 405 8/39 17.25 2.12 48.6 19 4
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 11-15, 1953 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1962/63
Profile

Neil Adcock was the first South African quick bowler to take 100 Test wickets. Unlike Procter, the Pollocks and Donald, Neil Adcock did not have the benefit of world-class support, but he still managed 104 wickets at an average of only 21. He used his height to make the ball lift alarmingly off a length. In England in 1960, Adcock was a revelation, brushing off the controversy surrounding his new-ball partner Geoff Griffin - who was no-balled for throwing - to take 26 wickets in the Tests, even though South Africa lost the series 3-0. On the whole tour, he took 108 wickets at an average of 14, and was named as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1961 as a result.
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1983

Neil Adcock

Neil Adcock

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1983

Neil Adcock

Neil Adcock

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before, July 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Easterns v KZN-Inland at Benoni - Feb 14
KZN-Inland 72/3 (16/50 ov)
Pool B: Boland v E. Province at Paarl - Feb 14
E. Province 70/1 (12.2/48 ov)
North West v Free State at Potchefstroom - Feb 14
North West 42/5 (8/20 ov)
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town - Feb 14
England 55/1 (9.3/50 ov)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg - Feb 14
SA Women 43/1 (12/50 ov)
S West D v Gauteng at Oudtshoorn - Feb 14
S West D 104/0 (9/20 ov)
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