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Johnny Lindsay      

Full name John Dixon Lindsay

Born September 8, 1908, Barkly East, Cape Province

Died August 31, 1990, Benoni, Transvaal (aged 81 years 357 days)

Major teams South Africa, North Eastern Transvaal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Uncle - NV Lindsay, Son - DT Lindsay

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 2 21 9* 7.00 0 0 0 4 1
First-class 29 45 14 346 51 11.16 0 1 39 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-9, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933-1949
Profile

Wisden Overview
A quietly efficient wicketkeeper, Johnny Lindsay's career was a stop-start affair. He made his first-class debut in 1933 for Transvaal, but didn't play again for them until 1937-38, his only full pre-war domestic season. In 1946-47, aged 38, he played well enough to win selection as first-choice keeper for the 1947 tour to England. In the early part of the trip he kept superbly on damp tracks, but lost his place after the third Test following two heavy defeats. In all he made 27 dismissals in the summer. He played only three more first-class matches before his retirement in 1948-49. His last game was for North Eastern Transvaal against the touring MCC in the match in which Denis Compton made 300 in 181 minutes out of a total of 484 for 4 - Lindsay did not concede a bye.

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Notes

Father of D.T. (North-Eastern Transvaal, Transvaal).

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