Full name Thomas Melville Rilstone
Born January 12, 1918, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia
Died March 3, 2009, Welland, Ontario, Canada (aged 91 years 50 days)
Major teams Canada
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|First-class span||1951 - 1954|
Born in Australia, Mel Rilstone emigrated to Canada in 1942 as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan and went on to become a pilot. Described as a natural athlete, he played cricket for Canada for a number of years as a top-order batsman and legspinner. His three first-class appearances came against MCC on their tour of Canada in 1951, and then when Canada toured England in 1954. He also held the unenviable record of conceding the most runs off one over in Canada - 34.