Ken Austin      

Full name Quentin Ahern Austin

Born December 18, 1908, Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa

Died July 16, 2004, Harare (aged 95 years 211 days)

Major teams Rhodesia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 8 0 65 25 8.12 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 5 197 4 4/51 49.25 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1927/28 - 1946/47

Ken Austin, who lived to the grand old age of 95, was the longest-lived of Rhodesian cricketers. He was a useful allrounder, a very correct batsman who could open and a very slow legspinner whose first-class record does him little justice. He was educated at St Aidan's School at Grahamstown in the eastern Cape but, dissatisfied with his job in the bank after leaving school, successfully applied for a position in the civil service in Salisbury (now Harare) in 1927. With a good school and club record behind him, he found himself making what he called a 'baptism of fire' for Rhodesia against Transvaal within a year; the fast bowler Brissenden was more than he and his team-mates could easily handle. His job restricted his cricket during the 1930s, but he returned to the national side after World War II, after an 18-year gap; interestingly all his five matches were against Transvaal, one as captain.
John Ward