Sid O'Linn      

Full name Sidney O'Linn

Born May 5, 1927, Oudtshoorn, Cape Province

Current age 88 years 284 days

Major teams South Africa, Kent, Transvaal, Western Province

Also known as birth registered as Sidney O'Linsky

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 1 297 98 27.00 0 2 1 4 0
First-class 92 156 29 4525 120* 35.62 4 29 97 6
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 92 256 119 2 2/14 59.50 2.78 128.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 9-14, 1960 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Dec 26-29, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945/46 - 1965/66
Profile

Sid O'Linn was an obdurate opening batsman, a capable stand-in wicketkeeper, and a good fielder in any position. He was picked to tour England in 1960 aged 32 after a good domestic season in which he had scored 619 runs at 68.78 for Transvaal. He played in all five Tests, batting at No. 6, making 261 runs at 32.62 with a best of 92 (made in almost six hours) in the third Test at Trent Bridge. He kept his place for the first two Tests against New Zealand in 1961-62 but was dropped after two poor performances. Between 1951 and 1954 he was deputy to Godfrey Evans at Kent, making 26 appearances for them. He also played top-flight football for Charlton Athletic, one of several South Africans who represented for the club in that period. He made one full international appearance at football for South Africa in 1947.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Sep 10, 1960

Jackie McGlew and Sid O'Linn walk out of a tailoring store in their new suits, London, September 10, 1960

Jackie McGlew and Sid O'Linn walk out of a tailoring store in their new suits

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Boland v E. Province at Paarl - Feb 11-13
Boland 205 & 34/1 (20.2 ov) E. Province 442
Pool B: Easterns v KZN-Inland at Benoni - Feb 11-13
Easterns 404 & 40/0 (11 ov) KZN-Inland 305
Cross Pool: North West v Free State at Potchefstroom - Feb 11-13
Free State 151 & 130/6 (47 ov) North West 458/8d
Cross Pool: S West D v Gauteng at Oudtshoorn - Feb 11-13
Gauteng 211 & 30/0 (14 ov) S West D 252
Knights v Lions at Bloemfontein
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Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth
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Dolphins v Titans at Durban
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