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Full name Cecil Donovan Dixon
Born February 12, 1891, Potchefstroom, Transvaal
Died September 9, 1969, Illovo, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 78 years 209 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Father - TJ Dixon
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 1-5, 1914 scorecard|
Cec Dixon was an offspinner who bowled at almost medium pace whose career spanned the Great War. He was a surprise call-up for the third Test against England in 1913-14 (only his fourth first-class match) as in his previous two appearnaces that season he had taken 4 for 147, including 2 for 92 against the tourists ten days earlier. Dixon made a pair and, opening the bowling, took 2 for 62 (dismissing Jack Hobbs and Jack Hearne) as South Africa lost by an innings. After the war he toured England with South Africa in 1924, taking 32 wickets at 26.71 without coming close to making the Test side. He retired at the end of that tour.
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