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Neil Adcock      

Full name Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock

Born March 8, 1931, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died January 6, 2013, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal (aged 81 years 304 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 39 12 146 24 5.40 0 0 1 4 0
First-class 99 117 35 451 41 5.50 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 46 6391 2195 104 6/43 8/87 21.10 2.06 61.4 5 5 0
First-class 99 19708 6989 405 8/39 17.25 2.12 48.6 19 4
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 11-15, 1953 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1963
Profile

Neil Adcock was the first South African quick bowler to take 100 Test wickets. Unlike Procter, the Pollocks and Donald, Neil Adcock did not have the benefit of world-class support, but he still managed 104 wickets at an average of only 21. He used his height to make the ball lift alarmingly off a length. In England in 1960, Adcock was a revelation, brushing off the controversy surrounding his new-ball partner Geoff Griffin - who was no-balled for throwing - to take 26 wickets in the Tests, even though South Africa lost the series 3-0. On the whole tour, he took 108 wickets at an average of 14, and was named as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1961 as a result.
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Neil Adcock

Neil Adcock

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

1983

Neil Adcock

Neil Adcock

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before, July 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: E. Province v Boland at Port Elizabeth - Nov 20-22
Boland 248 & 21/3 E. Province 246
Pool B: Free State v Gauteng at Bloemfontein - Nov 20-22
Gauteng 190 & 20/0 Free State 385/9d
Pool A: North West v KZ-Natal at Potchefstroom - Nov 20-22
North West 335 KZ-Natal 262
Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Durban - Nov 21
Dolphins 84/8 Cape Cobras 38/1 (4/10 ov)
Titans v Lions at Benoni - Nov 21
Titans 161/6 Lions 45/3 (7/16 ov, target 168)
Warriors v Knights at East London - Nov 21
Warriors won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Tour Game: India A Wmn v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 22, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
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