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Peter Pollock      

Full name Peter Maclean Pollock

Born June 30, 1941, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 73 years 175 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province

Also known as Pooch

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Relation Father - AM Pollock, Uncle - R Howden, Brother - RG Pollock, Cousin - RM Nicholson, Cousin - CR Nicholson, Son - SM Pollock, Nephew - AG Pollock, Nephew - GA Pollock

Peter Maclean Pollock
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 28 41 13 607 75* 21.67 0 2 1 9 0
First-class 127 177 43 3027 79 22.58 0 12 54 0
List A 8 8 2 176 42* 29.33 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 52 6522 2806 116 6/38 10/87 24.18 2.58 56.2 1 9 1
First-class 127 24513 10620 485 7/19 21.89 2.59 50.5 27 2
List A 8 496 276 18 5/51 5/51 15.33 3.33 27.5 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1972
List A span 1969-1972
Profile

South African cricket's debt to Peter Pollock is threefold: as the country's premier fast bowler during the 1960s, the last decade before South Africa's international isolation; as convener of selectors during the 1990s, when he gave an inexperienced team a vision and pattern (unsurprisingly based on disciplined and relentless seam bowling) that has made the side one of the game's top two teams; and as Shaun Pollock's father he played a not insignificant role in providing South Africa with a Test captain and one of the world's leading allrounders.

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May 3, 2009

An autographed picture of Peter Pollock in the area under the Freilinghaus Stand at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, 3 May 2009

An autographed picture of Peter Pollock

© Dileep Premachandran

Feb 1, 2008

Shaun Pollock receives a memento from his father Peter during his final ODI appearance at home ground Kingsmead, South Africa v West Indies, 4th ODI, Durban, February 1, 2008

Shaun Pollock receives a memento from his father Peter

© Getty Images

Jul 22, 1998

Peter Pollock watches the South African team practice, Trent Bridge, 1998

Peter Pollock watches the South African team practice

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1966

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Jan 30, 2009
South Africa won by 39 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2009
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 23, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Hobart - Jan 18, 2009
Australia won by 5 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Jan 16, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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