Ron Halcombe      

Full name Ronald Andrewes Halcombe

Born March 19, 1906, Petersburg, South Australia

Died August 1, 1993, Geelong, Victoria (aged 87 years 135 days)

Major teams South Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Commentator

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 25 33 13 100 14* 5.00 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 25 2053 54 5/40 38.01 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926/27 - 1939/40

Ron Halcombe was a genuinely fast bowler from South Australia who moved to Perth after one season at Adelaide and terrorised batsmen for more than a decade thereafter. There were major concerns over his action - in 1931-32 he was once no-balled for throwing on six consecutive deliveries - and complaints that he deliberately set out to intimidate. The potential problems were limited as Western Australia were not in the Sheffield Shield. He was never selected for Australia - in fairness, he was expensive - although there were calls for his inclusion in 1932-33 as a counter weapon to England's pace barrage. After the war be became a commentator for ABC.
Martin Williamson