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Jackie Botten      

Full name James Thomas Botten

Born June 21, 1938, Pretoria, Transvaal

Died May 14, 2006, Johannesburg (aged 67 years 327 days)

Major teams South Africa, North Eastern Transvaal, Northern Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 65 33 10.83 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 98 143 31 1775 90 15.84 0 4 52 0
List A 4 3 0 65 55 21.66 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 828 337 8 2/56 3/118 42.12 2.44 103.5 0 0 0
First-class 98 19359 8125 399 9/23 20.36 2.51 48.5 24 5
List A 4 273 195 5 4/19 4/19 39.00 4.28 54.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 22-27, 1965 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 26-31, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1957-1972
List A span 1969-1972
Profile

Jackie Botten was a fast-medium bowler who varied his pace cleverly and had the abilty to move the ball towards the slips. He played three Tests, all on the 1965 tour of England, where he shared the new ball with Peter Pollock, taking eight wickets at 42.12 as South Africa won the series 1-0. On the whole tour his 33 wickets cost 24.78, but he never took more than three in an innings.

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South African Cricketer of the Year 1959

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth - Dec 26-30
South Africa 417/8d West Indies 147/2
Dolphins v Titans at Durban - Dec 27-30
Dolphins 508/8d Titans 149/6
Cape Cobras v Knights at Paarl - Dec 27-30
Knights 570/5d Cape Cobras 127/2
3rd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town
Jan 2-6, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
Gauteng Invitation XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
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