Full name Trevor Leslie Goddard
Born August 1, 1931, Durban, Natal
Died November 25, 2016 (aged 85 years 116 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal, North Eastern Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 9-13, 1955 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19-24, 1970 scorecard|
|First-class span||1952/53 - 1969/70|
One of the great but most seldom acknowledged allrounders, Trevor Goddard is remembered for leading South Africa to a drawn series in Australia in
1963-64 after he had become captain virtually by default and his team had
been described as no-hopers by the media in both countries. Instead, the tour launched the careers of such household names as Graeme and Peter Pollock, Eddie Barlow and Colin Bland. Goddard was a walking coaching manual, a left-hander of classically correct technique with bat and ball. His play was a model of economy of effort, and he was renowned for analysing opponents' strengths and weaknesses with uncanny accuracy and speed. A natural awayswinger to the right-hander, Goddard was also able to move the ball the other way. He remains one of South Africa's most solid opening batsmen. Goddard became an evangelist preacher after his retirement.
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