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Eric Simons      

Full name Eric Owen Simons

Born March 9, 1962, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 52 years 294 days

Major teams South Africa, Northern Transvaal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Eric Owen Simons
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 23 18 4 217 24 15.50 295 73.55 0 0 10 3 6 0
First-class 123 193 40 4264 157* 27.86 2 25 81 0
List A 193 152 54 2207 74* 22.52 0 7 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 23 23 1212 810 33 4/42 4/42 24.54 4.00 36.7 1 0 0
First-class 123 20363 8511 330 6/26 25.79 2.50 61.7 9 1
List A 193 9351 6100 283 6/8 6/8 21.55 3.91 33.0 16 4 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Christchurch, Feb 23-24, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1999
List A span 1983-1999
Profile

Eric Simons was a stalwart of Western Province, whose claims for international recognition were overlooked until he was surprisingly called up in 1994 at the age of 32. He was a genuine allrounder - he bowled fast-medium, although he slowed to a more controlled medium in later year, and was a powerful middle-order thumper. In the next two years he played 23 ODIs, where he bowled with success but he disappointed as a batsman. After retiring, he became Western Province's coach and in September 2002 he was appointed as national coach. His tenure lasted two years until he stepped down in October 2004 amid a poor run of form for the national side. Wisden Cricinfo staff (October 2004)

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Mar 31, 2012

Delhi Daredevils' Ajit Agarkar and coach Eric Simons have a chat, Delhi, March 31, 2012

Delhi Daredevils' Ajit Agarkar and coach Eric Simons have a chat

© Delhi Daredevils

Oct 19, 2011

Eric Simons, MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher share a light moment, Mohali, October 19, 2011

Eric Simons, MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher share a light moment

© Associated Press

Feb 22, 2011

Piyush Chawla lets it rip at the nets as Eric Simons watches on, Bangalore, February 22, 2011

Piyush Chawla lets it rip at the nets as Eric Simons watches on

© AFP

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