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Mel Rilstone      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 3 0 54 38 18.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 184 150 0 - - - 4.89 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1951-1954
Profile

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.
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