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Bob Pountain      

Full name Francis Reginald Pountain

Born April 23, 1941, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Died January 19, 2007 (aged 65 years 271 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 76 119 16 1920 96 18.64 0 43 0
List A 6 5 1 27 15* 6.75 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 76 5889 3054 86 5/91 35.51 3.11 68.4 1 0
List A 6 171 149 3 2/56 2/56 49.66 5.22 57.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1960-1965
List A span 1963-1964
Profile

Bob Pountain enjoyed his happiest day as a Sussex cricketer some four decades after his career ended. Despite making 76 first-class appearances this powerful allrounder was never capped and felt hard done by. He seldom visited Hove and never attended the old players' reunions. But he was delighted to receive belated recognition in 2004 when Sussex presented a numbered cap to each of their former players. "I've finally achieved my lifetime's ambition," he said.

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