Full name Keith Norman Kirton
Born February 28, 1928, King William's Town, Cape Province
Died August 3, 2009, Benoni, Gauteng (aged 81 years 156 days)
Major teams Border, Eastern Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Relation Brother - CH Kirton
|First-class span||1947/48 - 1963/64|
Keith Kirton was a stylish right-hand batsman who played for Border and then Eastern Province between 1948 and 1964, captaining both sides. He was unlucky not to be selected for the national team, coming closest in 1954-55 when he made 599 runs, including three hundreds. Against Rhodesia that season both he and Ossie Dawson scored centuries before lunch.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"