Australia domestic news November 22, 2011

Ray Flockton dies aged 81

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ray Flockton, the former New South Wales allrounder, has died at the age of 81 in his hometown of Port Macquarie, a coastal city in east Australia. He played 35 first-class matches between 1951 and 1963, a career that was interrupted by his work as a traffic policeman.

Flockton was a middle-order batsman who made 1695 runs at an average of 41.34, with an unbeaten 264 against South Australia as his personal best. He initially bowled legspin, before switching to medium-pace, and took 27 wickets at 38.03.