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Full name Harold Ian Long
Born December 12, 1929, Grahamstown, Cape Province
Died June 24, 2006, Salem, Eastern Cape (aged 76 years 194 days)
Major teams Eastern Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1952/53 - 1960/61|
Harold Long played on and off for Eastern Province through the 1950s as a lower middle-order batsman and occasional offspinner. His only hundred came when he made 108 batting at No. 9 in 1954-55, but otherwise he was solid rather than spectacular. His only real success with the ball came when he took 5 for 32 against Griqualand West in 1954-55 - he did not take more than two wickets in an innings apart from this.
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